Cemal Kara1, Türker Karabuğa2

1Karşıyaka Devlet Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi, İzmir, Türkiye
2Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 3. Genel Cerrahi, İzmir, Türkiye


Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare cutaneous malignancy. It is quite invasive and presents with high grade local recurrence, regional lymph node and distant metastases. Although the treatment strategy is not clear yet, wide excision of the tumor is the standard procedure. We present a case of a 78 years old male patient. The tumor originating from the subcutaneous tissue was located in the perianal region.

Keywords: Merkel cell, carcinoma