Thoracic Spinal Metastasis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in an Immunocompromised Patient: Case Report

@inproceedings{Madden2013ThoracicSM,
  title={Thoracic Spinal Metastasis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma in an Immunocompromised Patient: Case Report},
  author={Nicholas A. Madden and Patricia A. Thomas and Philip L F Johnson and Karen K. Anderson and Paul M. Arnold},
  booktitle={Evidence-based spine-care journal},
  year={2013}
}
Study Design Case report. Objective Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), an uncommon cutaneous neuroendocrine malignancy, is a rare cause of spinal metastasis, with only five cases previously reported. We report a rare case of MCC metastatic to the spine in an immunocompromised patient. Methods A 55-year-old male with previously resected MCC, immunocompromised due to cardiac transplant, presented with sharp mid-thoracic back pain radiating around the trunk to the midline. Computed tomography of the… CONTINUE READING

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