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.
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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.