Merkel cell carcinoma is an aggressive neuroendocrine skin tumor whose treatment modality is still controversial. It resembles malignant melanoma in its cutaneous presentation, unpredictable biologic behavior, early regional lymph node involvement, early distant metastases, and high recurrence rate. Regarding these common features, we used sentinel node biopsy (a well-described technique for the treatment of malignant melanoma) in a 50-year-old man with Merkel cell carcinoma of the left arm. Only one sentinel lymph node was identified and it was revealed to be disease-free on histology. No further axillary dissection was performed. This case report shows that sentinel node biopsy is applicable to Merkel cell carcinoma.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 28, 2001
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud