Spontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125879
Title:
Spontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.
Authors:
Hassan, S J; Knox, M; Griffin, M; Kennedy, M J
Affiliation:
HOPE Directorate, St James Hospital, James's St, Dublin 8.
Citation:
Spontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. 2010, 103 (1):21-2 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125879
PubMed ID:
20222390
Abstract:
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin predominantly affecting elderly Caucasians. It has a high rate of local recurrence and regional lymph node metastases. It is associated with a poor prognosis. Complete spontaneous regression of Merkel cell carcinoma has been reported but is a poorly understood phenomenon. Here we present a case of complete spontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma demonstrating a markedly different pattern of events from those previously published.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Biopsy; Carcinoma, Merkel Cell; Female; Groin; Humans; Lymph Nodes; Middle Aged; Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous; Skin Neoplasms; Tomography, Emission-Computed; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHassan, S Jen
dc.contributor.authorKnox, Men
dc.contributor.authorGriffin, Men
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, M Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T14:45:15Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T14:45:15Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.citationSpontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. 2010, 103 (1):21-2 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20222390-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/125879-
dc.description.abstractMerkel cell carcinoma is a rare aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin predominantly affecting elderly Caucasians. It has a high rate of local recurrence and regional lymph node metastases. It is associated with a poor prognosis. Complete spontaneous regression of Merkel cell carcinoma has been reported but is a poorly understood phenomenon. Here we present a case of complete spontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma demonstrating a markedly different pattern of events from those previously published.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshBiopsy-
dc.subject.meshCarcinoma, Merkel Cell-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGroin-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLymph Nodes-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasm Regression, Spontaneous-
dc.subject.meshSkin Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshTomography, Emission-Computed-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.titleSpontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHOPE Directorate, St James Hospital, James's St, Dublin 8.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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