Cutaneous neuroendocrine tumors

Lori A. Erickson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Merkel cell carcinomas are aggressive primary cutaneous neuroendocrine tumors that have recently been associated with Merkel cell polyomavirus. Visceral neuroendocrine tumors can involve the skin secondarily, usually in the setting of disseminated disease but can be the primary manifestation of disease. Knowledge of the clinical, histologic, and immunophenotypic features of tumors is essential for the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors in the skin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndocrine Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationDifferential Diagnosis and Molecular Advances
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781441910684
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010


  • Cutaneous
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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