Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: The Roles of Lymphoscintigraphy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Adjuvant Radiotherapy

@article{Mbbs2008ManagementOM,
  title={Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: The Roles of Lymphoscintigraphy, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Adjuvant Radiotherapy},
  author={Ross E. Warner Mbbs and Michael J. Quinn Mbbs and George Hruby Mbclb and Richard A Scolyer and R. F. Uren and John F Thompson},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={2509-2518}
}
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an uncommon, highly aggressive skin malignancy with a propensity to recur locally and regionally. However, its optimal treatment is uncertain. In this study, we aimed to assess the roles of lymphoscintigraphy and sentinel node (SN) biopsy, as well as radiotherapy, in the treatment of MCC. A retrospective analysis of 17 patients diagnosed with MCC (median age 74 years) over a 7-year period (median follow-up 16 months) was performed. Of 11 patients. 3 had a positive… CONTINUE READING
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