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Polish Journal of Pathology
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Merkel cell carcinoma
Pathological and molecular aspects of diagnosis and clinical features

Hanna Majewska
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Wojciech Biernat

Pol J Pathol 2010; 3: 117–123
Online publish date: 2011/01/03
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Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive neoplasm of the skin usually developing in the elderly. The morphological and phenotypical characteristics of Merkel cell carcinoma was recently expanded by the molecular profile. The current review is a compilation of these data, which may enable better understanding of the histogenesis and potential target therapy in this rare tumour of the skin.
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Merkel cell carcinoma, cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma, histo­logy, immunohistochemistry

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