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Merkel's cell carcinoma

Alternative eponyms

  • Merkel's cell tumour

Related people

Infrequent but highly aggressive and malignant type of skin cancer.

Description

Infrequent but highly aggressive and malignant type of skin cancer with features similar to malignant carcinoid and small cell lung cancer.

Bibliography

  • F. S. Merkel:
    Tastzellen und Tastkörperchen bei den Hausthieren und beim Menschen.
    Archiv für mikroskopische Anatomie, 1875, 11: 636-652.

  • C. Toker:
    Trabecular carcinoma of the skin.
    Archives of Dermatology, Chicago, January 1972, 105 (1): 107-110.

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