Merkel cell carcinoma metastatic to pleural fluid: A case report

Ye Young Rhee, Soo Hee Kim, Eun Kyung Kim, Se Hoon Kim

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Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin that shows locoregional or distant metastasis. Metastasis of MCC to body cavity effusion is extremely rare; only three cases have been reported so far. Metastatic MCC in effusion cytology shows small blue round cells with fine stippled chromatin like other small blue round cell tumors such as small cell lung carcinoma or lymphoma. The diagnosis of metastatic MCC can grant patients good chances at recently advanced therapeutic options. Here, we present a case of metastatic MCC to pleural effusion with characteristic single file-like pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 1

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 The Korean Society of Pathologists.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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