Merkel cell carcinoma with kidney metastasis in a 81-year-old man. A rare case report

  • Aikaterini Anastasiou | aikatianast@gmail.com 1st University Urology Clinic, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Napoleon Moulavasilis 1st University Urology Clinic, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Ioannis Leotsakos 1st University Urology Clinic, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Christos E. Nerantzis Forensic Medical Service of Athens, Greece.
  • Ioannis Anastasiou 1st University Urology Clinic, Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. The prognosis of the disease is considered poor. Secondary metastasis is common, however a secondary metastasis to kidney from Merkel cell is a very rare phenomenon. We report a case of a man with a MCC metastasis to the right kidney. The suggested management is surgery and afterwards a platinum-based chemotherapy.

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Published
2019-07-02
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Keywords:
Merkel cell carcinoma, Metastasis, Kidney
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Anastasiou, A., Moulavasilis, N., Leotsakos, I., Nerantzis, C., & Anastasiou, I. (2019). Merkel cell carcinoma with kidney metastasis in a 81-year-old man. A rare case report. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 91(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2019.2.133

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