Primary retroperitoneal Merkel cell carcinoma: Case report and literature review

  title={Primary retroperitoneal Merkel cell carcinoma: Case report and literature review},
  author={Osvaldo A. Quiroz-Sandoval and Mario Cu{\'e}llar-Hubbe and Leonardo S Lino-Silva and Rosa ang{\'e}lica salcedo-HeRn{\'a}ndez and Horacio No{\'e} L{\'o}pez-Basave and Alejandro Eduardo Padilla-Rosciano and Alberto Mitsuo Le{\'o}n-Takahashi and {\'A}ngel el Herrera-G{\'o}mez},
  booktitle={International journal of surgery case reports},
BACKGROUND Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma that affects elderly patients and typically arises in sun-exposed skin. The disease is very rare and only few cases present with no apparent skin lesion. In the retroperitoneum there are only two cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of a 54-year-old Mexican male with MCC, which presented as a large retroperitoneal mass. Pathological and immunohistochemical analysis of the… CONTINUE READING

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