Serum neuron‐specific enolase in metastatic merkel cell tumors

L. Giannone, D. H. Johnson, W. W. Grosh, B. W. Davis, P. J. Marangos, F. A. Greco

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Abstract

Three patients with widely disseminated Merkel cell tumors of the skin are presented. In all three cases, neuron‐specific enolase (NSE) was demonstrated in neoplastic tissue by immunohistochemical staining, and serum NSE levels were also elevated in all three patients. Serum NSE may prove to be a useful tumor marker in this and other malignancies of neuroendocrine origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-362
Number of pages6
JournalMedical and Pediatric Oncology
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

Keywords

  • Merkel cell tumor
  • neuron‐specific enolase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Giannone, L., Johnson, D. H., Grosh, W. W., Davis, B. W., Marangos, P. J., & Greco, F. A. (1985). Serum neuron‐specific enolase in metastatic merkel cell tumors. Medical and Pediatric Oncology, 13(6), 357-362. https://doi.org/10.1002/mpo.2950130611