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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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 - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Cheek
Radiotherapy
Keratin-20
Lymphoma
Lymph Nodes
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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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

Two cases of Merkel cell carcinoma successfully treated with radiation therapy. / Niitani, Akiko; Yoshitomi, Emi; Yamada, Akiko; Kashino, Kaori; Hamada, Toshihisa; Arakawa, Kenzo; Monobe, Yasumasa.

In: Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 68, No. 2, 2006, p. 154-157.

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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, vol. 68, no. 2, pp. 154-157. https://doi.org/10.2336/nishinihonhifu.68.154
Niitani, Akiko ; Yoshitomi, Emi ; Yamada, Akiko ; Kashino, Kaori ; Hamada, Toshihisa ; Arakawa, Kenzo ; Monobe, Yasumasa. / Two cases of Merkel cell carcinoma successfully treated with radiation therapy. In: Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology. 2006 ; Vol. 68, No. 2. pp. 154-157.
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