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Merkel Cell Carcinoma, A Case Report and Literature Review [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2005; 15(3): 91-94

Merkel Cell Carcinoma, A Case Report and Literature Review

S. H. Lotfinejad1, A. R. Afshar2
1Department of Pathology, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare tumor that develops on or just beneath the skin and hair follicles. It occurs most often on the face, head and neck. Early detection and treatment are important because the disease can spread rapidly. Merkel cell carcinoma is difficult to cure once it spreads. Researchers believe that exposure to sunlight may increase risk of this disease. Herein, we report a 70 - year - old female with a painful, nodular skin lesion of right leg that enlarged rapidly. Total excision was done. Pathologic findings confirmed diagnosis of Merkel cell carcinoma.

Keywords: Merkel cell carcinoma.


S. H. Lotfinejad, A. R. Afshar. Merkel Cell Carcinoma, A Case Report and Literature Review. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2005; 15(3): 91-94

Corresponding Author: S. H. Lotfinejad, Iran


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