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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 269-273

Merkel cell carcinoma of the abdominal wall


Department of Pathology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Vandana L Gaopande
Department of Pathology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Off Katraj Bypass Highway Flyover, Narhe, Ambegaon, Pune - 411 041, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.160262

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Merkel cell carcinoma also known as neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin is a very rare skin tumor. It commonly presents in the old age and the common sites are head, neck and extremities. The diagnosis requires histopathological examination with immunohistochemical correlation. We report a case of Merkel cell carcinoma stage IIIB with bilateral inguinal lymphadenopathy that on FNAB showed metastatic deposits of the tumor.


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