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Cancers 2014, 6(2), 1128-1137; doi:10.3390/cancers6021128

Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid and Periocular Region

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Orbital Oncology and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Program, Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1488, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Received: 6 March 2014 / Revised: 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.

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