CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Revista Iberoamericana de Cirugía de la Mano 2020; 48(01): 061-065
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1712090
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Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Case Report and Literature Review

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1  Orthopedics Service, Alto Minho Local Health Unit, Esposende, Portugal
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2  Orthopedics Service, Hospital Center of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
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Pedro Cardoso
3  Orthopedics Service, Porto Hospital Center, Porto, Portugal
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Alexandre Pereira
3  Orthopedics Service, Porto Hospital Center, Porto, Portugal
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Vânia Oliveira
3  Orthopedics Service, Porto Hospital Center, Porto, Portugal
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Publication History

09 October 2019

28 February 2020

Publication Date:
29 May 2020 (online)

Abstract

Merkel Cell Carcinoma is a rare type of aggressive and often fatal neuroendocrine tumor of the skin.

We report a clinical case of a 56-year-old female with a Merkel cell carcinoma on the left hand, without distant metastasis, treated with surgical excision of the lesion and radiotherapy.

Based on this clinical case a research and review of the literature on this rare neoplasia was carried out.