Lymphatic mapping for Merkel cell carcinoma


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

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00006534-200002000-00030
  • Title of Journal : PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.680-683

Abstract

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.