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Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 127-129

Merkel cell carcinoma : a case report


Deptt. of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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DN Sharma
Deptt. of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare primary neuroendocrine tumour of skin thought to arise from merkel cell touch receptor. We present a case of merkel cell carcinoma of scalp. The patient was managed by surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. She eventually developed wide spread metastases in bone and lungs.


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