Clinicopathological characteristics of head and neck Merkel cell carcinomas.

  title={Clinicopathological characteristics of head and neck Merkel cell carcinomas.},
  author={Andreas Knopf and M Menduh Bas and Benedikt Hofauer and Naglaa Mansour and Thomas Stark},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={39 1},
BACKGROUND There are still controversies about the therapeutic strategies and subsequent outcome in head and neck Merkel cell carcinoma. METHODS Clinicopathological data of 23 Merkel cell carcinomas, 93 cutaneous head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs), 126 malignant melanomas, and 91 primary parotid gland carcinomas were comprehensively analyzed. Merkel cell carcinomas were cytokeratin 20 (CK20)/neuron-specific enolase (NSE)/chromogranin A (CgA)/synaptophysin (Syn)/thyroid… CONTINUE READING
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