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Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Mandible: A Case of Spontaneous Acceleration of the Growth

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Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314, USA
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School of Pharmacy, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668, USA
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Bethesda Hospital East, Miami, FL 33435, USA
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Reports 2019, 2(3), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/reports2030021
Received: 21 July 2019 / Revised: 20 August 2019 / Accepted: 26 August 2019 / Published: 2 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Case Reports in Oncology)
A 78 year old Caucasian woman, was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of a mass to the anterior surface of the left mandibular angle and left submandibular area present for the past year with rapid acceleration of growth over three weeks prior to admission. An incisional biopsy was performed and initial diagnosis of poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma (small cell carcinoma) was made. Dermatological evaluation revealed lesion was suspicious for Merkel cell carcinoma and the pathology specimen was re-analyzed and differential diagnoses was made for Merkel cell carcinoma. Patient was educated and discharged to a nursing home with plan for irradiation, chemotherapy, and outpatient follow up. This case study serves to raise awareness of a rare condition and describe how Merkel cell carcinoma may be mistaken for similarly presenting neuroendocrine tumors. View Full-Text
Keywords: merkel cell carcinoma; mandible; spontaneous accelerated growth; neuroendocrine carcinoma; tumor merkel cell carcinoma; mandible; spontaneous accelerated growth; neuroendocrine carcinoma; tumor
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Choudhry, M.; Danial, M.; Bolduc, J.; Rizvi, S.A.A.; Rabionet, P.; Westine, J. Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Mandible: A Case of Spontaneous Acceleration of the Growth. Reports 2019, 2, 21.

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