Merkel cell carcinoma of the alveolar mucosa in a young adult: A rare case report

Shetty, Smitha Sammith (2010) Merkel cell carcinoma of the alveolar mucosa in a young adult: A rare case report. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 48 (1). pp. 48-50. ISSN 0266-4356

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Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an extremely rare and aggressive primary neuroendocrine neoplasm of the skin with a poor prognosis. It occurs mainly in the sixth and seventh decades of life and is usually associated with damage caused by over exposure to the sun. Its occurrence in intraoral mucosal sites is rare, and we know of only six reported cases. We report a rare case of MCC that arose in the alveolar mucosa of a young adult.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Merkel cell carcinoma; neuroendocrine carcinoma; alveolar mucosa; young adult.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 05:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 05:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143210

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