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[Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2019; 29(4): 196-199 | DOI: 10.5606/Tr-ENT.2019.95967

Merkel cell carcinoma of the oral cavity: A case report

Bedir Recep1, Mehpare Suntur1, Orhan Semerci1, Engin Dursun2
1Department of Pathology, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University School of Medicine, Rize, Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University School of Medicine, Rize, Turkey

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare, but highly aggressive neuroendocrine neoplasm. It usually affects the head and neck region of the skin exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Although rare, there are primary oral cavity cases reported in the literature. Herein, we present an 80-year-old male case with a mucosal MCC located in the oral cavity as evidenced by both morphological and immunohistochemical findings.

Keywords: Merkel cell carcinoma, neuroendocrine neoplasm, oral cavity.

Bedir Recep, Mehpare Suntur, Orhan Semerci, Engin Dursun. Merkel cell carcinoma of the oral cavity: A case report. Tr-ENT. 2019; 29(4): 196-199

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