Paraneoplastic and metastatic neurologic complications of Merkel cell carcinoma

Scott D Z Eggers, Diva R. Salomao, Robert P. Dinapoli, Steven Vernino

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Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare primary cutaneous neuroendocrine tumor that is locally aggressive and frequently accompanied by distant metastases. Neurologic complications of Merkel cell carcinoma are rare. We describe a 69-year-old man who presented with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and was found to have Merkel cell carcinoma. The paraneoplastic syndrome improved with initial treatment of the malignancy. He subsequently developed a solitary brain metastasis and died of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume76
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Nervous System
Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
Meningeal Carcinomatosis
Neoplasm Metastasis
Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Skin
Brain
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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Eggers, S. D. Z., Salomao, D. R., Dinapoli, R. P., & Vernino, S. (2001). Paraneoplastic and metastatic neurologic complications of Merkel cell carcinoma. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 76(3), 327-330.

Paraneoplastic and metastatic neurologic complications of Merkel cell carcinoma. / Eggers, Scott D Z; Salomao, Diva R.; Dinapoli, Robert P.; Vernino, Steven.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 76, No. 3, 2001, p. 327-330.

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Eggers, SDZ, Salomao, DR, Dinapoli, RP & Vernino, S 2001, 'Paraneoplastic and metastatic neurologic complications of Merkel cell carcinoma', Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 327-330.
Eggers, Scott D Z ; Salomao, Diva R. ; Dinapoli, Robert P. ; Vernino, Steven. / Paraneoplastic and metastatic neurologic complications of Merkel cell carcinoma. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2001 ; Vol. 76, No. 3. pp. 327-330.
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