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Title: Unusual merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid
Authors: Shah, J.M.
Sundar, G. 
Tan, K.B. 
Zee, Y.K.
Keywords: Chemotherapy in Merkel cell carcinoma
CK20 negative Merkel cell carcinoma
Merkel cell carcinoma of eyelid
Metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma
PET CT scan in Merkel cell carcinoma
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Citation: Shah, J.M., Sundar, G., Tan, K.B., Zee, Y.K. (2012-12). Unusual merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid. Orbit 31 (6) : 425-427. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid is a rare tumor with less than 100 reported cases worldwide. We describe an unusual presentation of Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid in a 60 year old Asian male. He presented with multiple left lower lid conjunctival nodules, intense conjunctival erythema, as well as ipsilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. An incisional biopsy diagnosed him with Merkel cell carcinoma with a PET scan showing distant metastatic disease. He was then treated with chemotherapy. The combination of a presentation of conjunctival nodules and erythema, location in the lower eyelid and the conjunctiva, the presence of metastatic disease on diagnosis as well as an unusual immunohistochemical profile make this an unusual case. © 2012 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
Source Title: Orbit
ISSN: 01676830
DOI: 10.3109/01676830.2012.689084
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