Two cases of Merkel cell carcinoma successfully treated with radiation therapy

Akiko Niitani, Emi Yoshitomi, Akiko Yamada, Kaori Kashino, Toshihisa Hamada, Kenzo Arakawa, Yasumasa Monobe

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Abstract

Case 1 was a 79-year-old Japanese female who noticed a dome-shaped tumor that had developed rapidly on the right cheek. She had a metastatic submental lymph node. Case 2 was a 66-year-old Japanese female who noticed a nodule that was enlarging progressively on the left cheek. Histopathologically, malignant lymphoma was suspected. However, immunohistologically, positivity for cytokeratin 20 revealed Merkel cell carcinoma. Radiation therapy was successful, with no other therapy administered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 29 2006

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Niitani, A., Yoshitomi, E., Yamada, A., Kashino, K., Hamada, T., Arakawa, K., & Monobe, Y. (2006). Two cases of Merkel cell carcinoma successfully treated with radiation therapy. Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology, 68(2), 154-157. https://doi.org/10.2336/nishinihonhifu.68.154