Merkel-cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and highly aggressive skin cancer, which, in most cases, is caused by the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV or MCV). Merkel cell carcinoma, also called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin or trabecular cancer, is a very rare type of skin cancer that forms when. Los hallazgos clínicos más característicos son el rápido crecimiento y la ausencia de dolor. Aunque el carcinoma de células de Merkel puede afectar cualquier.

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It has been shown to be effective in reducing the rates of recurrence and in increasing the survival of patients with MCC. Barely 2, cases have been reported since the initial description. International Journal of Cancer.

In general, a higher cancer stage correlates with a lower survival rate. Journal of Surgical Oncology. Tang C, Toker C. The other dangerous skin cancer is melanoma. In our patient, because of the absence merkell skeletal involvement, a broad excision was made with 3-cm margins except for the edge of the eyelid, where the margin was 2 cmincluding underlying periostium to rule out the presence of bone involvement.

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Carcinoma cutáneo de células de Merkel: Presentación de un caso y revisión de la literatura

But MCC can start anywhere on the body. Please help improve this article either by rewriting the how-to content or by moving it to WikiversityWikibooks or Ceelulas. In contrast, computed tomographic scans have poor sensitivity in detecting nodal disease as well as poor specificity in detecting distant disease.


Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to avelumab to treat adults and children above 12 years with metastatic MCC. It occurs in older people, the mean age of diagnosis being about 69 years; 3 it is times more frequent in men. Given the short evolution between the date of intervention with radiation therapy and the appearance of cervical metastasis, the disease probably was initially stage II with microscopic lymph node involvement.

Although the definitive role of chemotherapy is unknown chemotherapy plays a role in the treatment, especially in MCC of head and neck regions. Treatment depends on the disease stage. Sentinel lymph node biopsy SLNB detects MCC spread in one third of patients whose tumors would have otherwise been clinically and radiologically understaged, and who may not have received treatment to the involved node bed.

Clinically it usually presents as an erythematous-purplish nodule with a shiny surface and, typically, telangiectasia. European consensus-based interdisciplinary guideline”. Primary cutaneous neuroendocrine Merkel cell or trabecular carcinoma tumour of the skin: Case description A 72 year-old woman was seen in our clinic for a rapidly growing, nodular, erythematous skin lesion with a shiny surface Figs.

It is not certain whether surgical excision of cadcinoma affected lymph nodes is better than radiation treatment alone. The purpose of Wikipedia is to present facts, not to train.

Other associated factors include: The most frequent locations include: Annals of Surgical Oncology. The existence of disseminated disease reduces mean survival to less than 9 months. The typical cytological features include the triad: Nearly all MCCs start on the skin, but a very small portion start in other parts of the body, such as inside the nose or esophagus.


El Carcinoma de Células de Merkel

This skin cancer occurs most often in Caucasians between 60 and 80 years of age, and its rate of incidence is celulass twice as high in males as in females. Hospital Universitario La Paz. The lesion was excised under general anesthesia with oncological margins and the skin was reconstructed with a cervicofacial rotation-sliding skin flap Fig.

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Early aggressive treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma improves outcome. Regression of the main lesion has been documented. A whole-body scan with thoraco-abdominal CT did not reveal systemic invasion Fig.

Syndromes Epidermal nevus syndrome Schimmelpenning syndrome Nevus comedonicus syndrome Nevus comedonicus Inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus Linear verrucous epidermal nevus Pigmented hairy epidermal nevus syndrome Systematized epidermal nevus Phakomatosis pigmentokeratotica.

It has an infiltrative growth pattern and spreads by the lymphatic vessels and mer,el. The response to chemotherapy generally is of short duration and patients ultimately die from the disease. Trabecular carcinoma of the skin.