Primary culture of cells arising from a neuroendocrine skin carcinoma.


A carcinoma arising in the skin of the lip metastasized to the lymph nodes in the neck of a 53-year-old white man. Electron microscopy of the initial excisional biopsy specimen revealed that the tumor cells contained dense-cored vesicles (100 nm in diameter) in their cytoplasm and were joined by simple junctions. Cells from the nodal metastases were found… (More)


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