Merkel Cell Carcinoma in a Child


KÖKSAL Y., Toy H., TALİM B., Unal E., AKÇÖREN Z., CENGİZ M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, vol.31, no.5, pp.359-361, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/mph.0b013e3181984f6b
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-361

Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare tumor of the skin with aggressive behavior, is usually fatal when advanced disease is present. Merkel cell carcinoma occurs mostly in white race between 60 and 80 years of age, however, it can occur in any races and ages. It is extremely rare in children. We present here a Merkel cell carcinoma in a boy. Its features and treatment modalities were. discussed in the literature light.