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Multiple gastrointestinal metastases of Merkel cell carcinoma

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Centre of Abdominal Surgery, Clinic of Gastroenterology, Nephrourology and Surgery, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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National Center of Pathology, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Centre of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Medicina 2016, 52(5), 321-324; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medici.2016.09.001
Received: 25 February 2015 / Revised: 25 June 2016 / Accepted: 12 September 2016 / Published: 20 September 2016
Merkel cell carcinoma is an aggressive skin malignancy. Primary Merkel cell carcinomas are treated by wide radical excision with or without adjuvant radiotherapy, while benefits of adjuvant chemotherapy remain doubtful. There are only several cases of gastrointestinal metastases of Merkel cell carcinoma reported so far. We report a case of recurrent Merkel cell carcinoma with metastases to the stomach and the small intestines after wide excision of primary Merkel cell carcinoma.
Keywords: Merkel cell carcinoma; Skin tumors Merkel cell carcinoma; Skin tumors
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Poškus, E.; Platkevičius, G.; Simanskaitė, V.; Rimkevičiūtė, E.; Petrulionis, M.; Strupas, K. Multiple gastrointestinal metastases of Merkel cell carcinoma. Medicina 2016, 52, 321-324.

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