AffiliationHOPE Directorate, St James Hospital, James's St, Dublin 8.
Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationSpontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. 2010, 103 (1):21-2 Ir Med J
JournalIrish medical journal
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.
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