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Neuroendocrine tumor of vulva: A case report and review of literature

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics

Source : Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, Volume 6, Number 3, p.365-366 (2010)

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Keywords : adult, article, cancer surgery, Carcinoma, case report, cytokeratin, Disease Progression, female, histopathology, human, human tissue, Humans, Ki 67 antigen, lymph node biopsy, lymph node metastasis, Merkel Cell, Merkel cell tumor, middle aged, Neoplasm Metastasis, practice guideline, Skin Neoplasms, synaptophysin, vulva carcinoma, Vulvar Neoplasms

Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Gynecological Oncology

Year : 2010

Abstract : Neuroendocrine tumor (Merkel cell carcinoma-MCC) of the vulva is a very rare entity with less than 15 cases reported in the English literature. It is known for its aggressive behaviour and propensity for early dissemination. The actual cell of origin and etiology of this disease is controversial. In absence of any definite guidelines for management (due to its rarity), extrapolation of data from extra-vulvar MCC seems logical. We present a case of vulvar neuroendocrine tumor who presented at a locally advanced stage.

Cite this Research Publication : Z. Aa Sheikh, Nair, Ib, Vijaykumar, D. Ka, Jojo, Ab, and Nandeesh, Ma, “Neuroendocrine tumor of vulva: A case report and review of literature”, Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, vol. 6, pp. 365-366, 2010.

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