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Merkel cell carcinoma - A retrospective case series

Kanica Chaudhary, Jay Mehta, Shilpa Prabhudesai, Vinita Pant, Puja Khanna, Anita Borges.


Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare cutaneous malignancy. Excessive exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, immune suppression and advanced age are the major risk factors for MCC. It typically presents in the head and neck region (50%), followed by extremities (40%) and rarely at other sites (

Key words: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), Merkel cell polyoma virus (MCV), ALK (Anaplastic lymphoma kinase)

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