Head and neck Merkel cell carcinoma: a retrospective case series and critical literature review with emphasis on treatment and prognosis.

@article{Papadiochos2018HeadAN,
  title={Head and neck Merkel cell carcinoma: a retrospective case series and critical literature review with emphasis on treatment and prognosis.},
  author={Ioannis Papadiochos and Anna Patrikidou and Aikaterini Patsatsi and Doxa L. Mangoudi and Henri Thuau and Konstantinos Vahtsevanos},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={125 2},
  pages={
          126-139
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare cutaneous malignancy with a high recurrence and mortality rates. More than half of MCCs occur in the head and neck region. This paper aims to present a retrospective case series study of primary MCCs of the head and neck treated in our department over 12 years. STUDY DESIGN Six patients were identified, and their characteristics, treatment modalities, and outcomes are reported. A critical review of the current literature is also included to… CONTINUE READING
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