Merkel-cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and highly aggressive skin cancer, which, in most cases, is caused by the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV or MCV). Merkel cell carcinoma, also called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin or trabecular cancer, is a very rare type of skin cancer that forms when. Los hallazgos clínicos más característicos son el rápido crecimiento y la ausencia de dolor. Aunque el carcinoma de células de Merkel puede afectar cualquier.

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Clinically it usually presents as an erythematous-purplish nodule with a shiny surface and, typically, telangiectasia. The most unfavorable prognostic factor with respect to the clinical evolution is the existence of lymph node involvement.

Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can then spread to other parts of the body. It is important to study the extension of the disease when the diagnosis is made. Ann Surg Oncol ;8: Retrieved from ” https: These flesh-colored, red, or blue tumors typically vary in size from 0. European consensus-based interdisciplinary guideline”.

These cells are very carcnoma to nerve endings in the skin. Merkel-cell carcinoma Micrograph of a Merkel-cell carcinoma.

Merkel-cell carcinoma – Wikipedia

Caricnoma cancerEpidermis C The antibody titer in the blood to the Merkel cell polyomavirus oncoprotein can be used as a treatment response biomarker in people that have detectable antibodies at the time of diagnosis. Sentinel lymph node biopsy SLNB detects MCC spread in one third of patients whose tumors would have otherwise been clinically and radiologically understaged, and who may not have received treatment to the involved node bed.

Our patient underwent surgery followed by radiation therapy approximately one month after the intervention. Please review the contents of the section and add the appropriate references if you can. Br J Surg ; This skin cancer occurs most often in Caucasians between 60 and 80 years of age, and its rate of incidence is about twice as high in males as in females.


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The purpose of Wikipedia is to present facts, not to train. Management of the primary site is similar to stage I. Many authors recommend postoperative irradiation based on retrospective studies that compare patients treated with surgery alone versus patients treated with surgery and irradiation. The typical cytological features include the triad: Other factors of poor prognosis are: Because Merkel cells are a type of neuroendocrine cell, Merkel cell carcinoma MCC df also sometimes called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin.

El Carcinoma de Células de Merkel

Case description A 72 year-old woman was seen in our clinic for a rapidly growing, nodular, erythematous skin lesion with celulae shiny surface Figs. Three histological variants have been described intermediate, small cell, and trabecularbut they do not seem to have clinical relevance. It has a pattern of lymphatic dissemination that favors the appearance of numerous satellite lesions.

International Journal of Cancer. Am J Surg ; Immunofluorescence studies and electronic microscopy allowed the cell of origin of this pathology to be identified in Although MCC’s may arise almost anywhere on the body, about half originate on sun-exposed areas of the head and neck, one-third on the legs, and about one-sixth on the arms.

Merkel cell carcinoma in pediatric and young adult patients is rare but more likely to present at advanced stages based on US registry data”. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval to avelumab to treat adults and children above 12 years with metastatic MCC. Similarly, most experts recommend longitudinal imaging of the chest, typically a CT scan, to rule out that the possibility that the skin lesion is a skin metastasis of an underlying small cell carcinoma of the lung.

Secondary objectives include preservation of the kerkel appearance and function. The existence of satellite lesions and cutaneous spread should be investigated and lymphatic drainage chains should be palpated. Merkel cells were first described in the late s by a German doctor named Friedrich Merkel. Immunosuppression can profoundly increase the odds of developing MCC.


The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Trabecular carcinoma of the skin: Bone involvement was not observed. The authors believe that the proper approach to this type of cases should include a study by the sentinel lymph node technique to detect micrometastases. Red Blanchable Erythema Generalized drug eruptions viral exanthems toxic erythema systemic lupus erythematosus.

Several factors mrkel involved in the pathophysiology of MCC, including a virus acrcinoma Merkel cell polyomavirus MCVultraviolet radiation UV exposure, and weakened immune function. Tang C, Toker C.

These cells were described for the first time in American Journal of Clinical Pathology. As of there had been hope that new targeted anticancer therapy for patients with distant and systemic MCC disease would be available in the near future, particularly to target the MCV either to prevent infection or to inhibit viral-induced carcinogenesis.

In our patient, because of the absence of skeletal involvement, a broad excision was made with 3-cm margins except for the edge of the eyelid, where the margin was 2 cmincluding underlying periostium to rule out the presence of bone involvement.

No cervical lymph nodes were palpated.

El Carcinoma de Células de Merkel – La Fundación de Cáncer de Piel

Confusion with other pathologies, like basocellular carcinoma, amelanotic melanoma or cutaneous lymphomas, is common. In contrast, computed tomographic scans have poor sensitivity in detecting nodal disease as well as poor specificity in detecting distant disease.

MCCs also spread aggressively through the blood vessels to many organs, particularly to liver, lung, brain, and bone. Merkrl 1J.