Issue N# 2 - 2011
HEAD AND NECK CARCINOLOGY
Merkel cell carcinoma of the gingival mucosa in a black young adult
Authors : Diallo M, Diallo BK, Niang A, Ba FK, Toure S, Diop Y, Mbaye PS. (Dakar)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2011;132,2:111-114.
Article published in french
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Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive primary neuroendocrine neoplasm of the skin with a poor prognosis. It occurs mainly in the skin of white elderly patients. Its occurrence in intraoral mucosal sites is rare. We report a rare case of MCC that arose in the gingival mucosa of young black adult.
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