Merkel cell carcinoma with a rare localization: A case report
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