Merkel cell carcinoma of the alveolar mucosa in a young adult: A rare case report

Sudeendra Prabhu, R. S. Smitha, V. A. Punnya

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Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an extremely rare and aggressive primary neuroendocrine neoplasm of the skin with a poor prognosis. It occurs mainly in the sixth and seventh decades of life and is usually associated with damage caused by over exposure to the sun. Its occurrence in intraoral mucosal sites is rare, and we know of only six reported cases. We report a rare case of MCC that arose in the alveolar mucosa of a young adult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-50
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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