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Cancers 2014, 6(2), 1128-1137; doi:10.3390/cancers6021128
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Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid and Periocular Region

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Received: 6 March 2014; in revised form: 28 April 2014 / Accepted: 29 April 2014 / Published: 9 May 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Merkel Cell Carcinoma)
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Abstract: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) in the eyelid and periocular region can be treated surgically, in most cases, with preservation of the eye and reasonable visual function. Adjuvant radiation therapy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and chemotherapy should be considered for MCC of the eyelid and periocular region, especially for larger tumors that are T2b or more advanced and lesions that present with regional nodal or distant metastasis.
Keywords: Merkel cell carcinoma; eyelid; periocular Merkel cell carcinoma; eyelid; periocular
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Merritt, H.; Sniegowski, M.C.; Esmaeli, B. Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid and Periocular Region. Cancers 2014, 6, 1128-1137.

AMA Style

Merritt H, Sniegowski MC, Esmaeli B. Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid and Periocular Region. Cancers. 2014; 6(2):1128-1137.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Merritt, Helen; Sniegowski, Matthew C.; Esmaeli, Bita. 2014. "Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid and Periocular Region." Cancers 6, no. 2: 1128-1137.


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