Cutaneous neuroendocrine tumors

Lori A. Erickson

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Abstract

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
Pages447-452
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781441910684
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

Keywords

  • Cutaneous
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Erickson, L. A. (2010). Cutaneous neuroendocrine tumors. In Endocrine Pathology: Differential Diagnosis and Molecular Advances (pp. 447-452). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1069-1_20