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Primary Merkel cell carcinoma of the earlobe in a young healthy man

Authors
Ha, NH; Kim, SK; Shin, YS; Kim, SM
Citation
Archives of craniofacial surgery, 19(3):205-209, 2018
Journal Title
Archives of craniofacial surgery
ISSN
2287-11522287-5603
Abstract
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an uncommon neuroendocrine cutaneous tumor with poor prognosis. It has the high rate of recurrence, mortality, regional nodal involvement, and distant metastases. It is difficult to diagnose MCC because of its non-specific clinical findings. It usually occurs on sun-exposed areas of the skin, mostly at head and neck. There is a difference in the incidence and prognosis according to site in the head and neck. However, there is no consented site-specific diagnosis, treatment or follow-up protocol for MCC at the head and neck. We herein report a case of MCC arising in the right earlobe of an otherwise healthy young man who has been diagnosed early, thereby successfully treated. With our closed follow-up, there was no tumor recurrence or complication at 33 months after diagnosis.
Keywords
Merkel cell carcinomaMetastasisNeuroendocrine tumors
DOI
10.7181/acfs.2018.01858
PMID
30282431
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Otolaryngology
Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
AJOU Authors
신, 유섭김, 수민
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