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E–CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 243

Pedunculated and telangiectatic merkel cell carcinoma: an unusual clinical presentation


Department of Dermatology, San Carlo Hospital, Potenza, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Enzo Errichetti
Department of Dermatology, Via P. Petrone, SNC, 85100 Potenza
Italy
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.110867

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Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an uncommon aggressive neuroendocrine tumor of the skin that classically presents on chronic sun-damaged skin as a skin-colored, red or violaceous, firm and nontender papule or nodule with a smooth and shiny surface. Ulcerations can be observed very seldom and only in very advanced lesions. We present a unique case of a MCC presenting with two unusual clinical features: The Telangiectatic surface and the pedunculated aspect.


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