Merkel cell carcinoma frequently shows histologic features of basal cell carcinoma: a study of 30 cases.

@article{Ball2007MerkelCC,
  title={Merkel cell carcinoma frequently shows histologic features of basal cell carcinoma: a study of 30 cases.},
  author={Nigel J. Ball and Grace Tanhuanco-Kho},
  journal={Journal of cutaneous pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={612-9}
}
BACKGROUND Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a basaloid cutaneous neoplasm that may be mistaken for basal cell carcinoma (BCC). METHODS Thirty MCCs were examined for areas that histologically resembled BCC. RESULTS One of the histologic features of BCC (either a mucinous stroma or stromal artifactual retraction) was identified in all MCCs. A mucinous stroma was found in 28 MCCs (93%), stromal artifactual retraction in 27 (90%), mucin-containing gland-like spaces within tumor nests in 8 (27… CONTINUE READING