Lymphatic mapping for Merkel cell carcinoma

Kurul S., Mudun A., Aksakal N., Aygen M.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.105, pp.680-683, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Merkel cell trabecular carcinoma of the skin has a prognosis poorer than expected for a small skin lesion. An early diagnosis and prompt treatment can contribute to improve survival in cases of this aggressive skin tumor. A wide local excision is indicated for localized disease. Elective lymph node dissection is controversial. The authors report a rare case of Merkel cell tumor treated with wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy.