Merkel cell carcinoma: a primer for the radiologist.

  title={Merkel cell carcinoma: a primer for the radiologist.},
  author={Sree Harsha Tirumani and A B Shinagare and Christopher G. Sakellis and Sachin Shyamsunder Saboo and Jyothi Priya Jagannathan and Katherine Margaret Krajewski and Nikhil Himmatsinh Ramaiya},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={200 6},
OBJECTIVE Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive cutaneous neuroendocrine tumor. The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive description of the staging, workup, treatment, and follow-up of MCC. CONCLUSION Sentinel lymph node mapping and PET/CT are the cornerstones of staging of MCC. MCC is a radiosensitive tumor, and hence radiotherapy plays a major role in its management. Close follow-up with PET/CT helps in detecting recurrences of MCC. 

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