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Disease Carcinoma, Merkel Cell

Name Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
Synonyms Cancer, Merkel Cell | Cell Cancer, Merkel | Merkel Cell Cancer | Merkel Cell Carcinoma | Merkel Cell Tumor | Merkle Tumors | Tumor, Merkel Cell | Tumors, Merkle
Definition A carcinoma arising from MERKEL CELLS located in the basal layer of the epidermis and occurring most commonly as a primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. Merkel cells are tactile cells of neuroectodermal origin and histologically show neurosecretory granules. The skin of the head and neck are a common site of Merkel cell carcinoma, occurring generally in elderly patients. (Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1245)
Categories Cancer | Viral disease
MeSH® ID D015266

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1. DiseasesVirus Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references DNA Virus Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Polyomavirus Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesVirus Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Tumor Virus Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroendocrine Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
4. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Adenocarcinoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
5. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroendocrine Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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