Merkel cell carcinoma: A primer for the radiologist

Sree Harsha Tirumani, Atul B. Shinagare, Christopher Sakellis, Sachin S. Saboo, Jyothi P. Jagannathan, Katherine M. Krajewski, Nikhil H. Ramaiya

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive cutaneous neuroendocrine tumor. The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive description of the staging, workup, treatment, and follow-up of MCC. CONCLUSION. Sentinel lymph node mapping and PET/CT are the cornerstones of staging of MCC. MCC is a radiosensitive tumor, and hence radiotherapy plays a major role in its management. Close follow-up with PET/CT helps in detecting recurrences of MCC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1186-1196
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume200
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Radiotherapy
Radiologists
Recurrence
Skin
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • PET/CT
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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Tirumani, S. H., Shinagare, A. B., Sakellis, C., Saboo, S. S., Jagannathan, J. P., Krajewski, K. M., & Ramaiya, N. H. (2013). Merkel cell carcinoma: A primer for the radiologist. American Journal of Roentgenology, 200(6), 1186-1196. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.12.9884

Merkel cell carcinoma : A primer for the radiologist. / Tirumani, Sree Harsha; Shinagare, Atul B.; Sakellis, Christopher; Saboo, Sachin S.; Jagannathan, Jyothi P.; Krajewski, Katherine M.; Ramaiya, Nikhil H.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 200, No. 6, 06.2013, p. 1186-1196.

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Tirumani, SH, Shinagare, AB, Sakellis, C, Saboo, SS, Jagannathan, JP, Krajewski, KM & Ramaiya, NH 2013, 'Merkel cell carcinoma: A primer for the radiologist', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 200, no. 6, pp. 1186-1196. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.12.9884
Tirumani SH, Shinagare AB, Sakellis C, Saboo SS, Jagannathan JP, Krajewski KM et al. Merkel cell carcinoma: A primer for the radiologist. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2013 Jun;200(6):1186-1196. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.12.9884
Tirumani, Sree Harsha ; Shinagare, Atul B. ; Sakellis, Christopher ; Saboo, Sachin S. ; Jagannathan, Jyothi P. ; Krajewski, Katherine M. ; Ramaiya, Nikhil H. / Merkel cell carcinoma : A primer for the radiologist. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 2013 ; Vol. 200, No. 6. pp. 1186-1196.
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