Merkel Cell Carcinoma - Clinical Scenario

This clinical scenario examines the diagnosis, treatment and staging of Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
Merkel Cell Carcinoma - Clinical Scenario

Clinical Scenario

A 70-year-old presents with the lesion pictured above. The lesion has been present for 5 months and has not increased in size. She is an avid fisherman and had a heart transplant 10 years ago.

1. Identify the clinical features of Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC).
2. Make a comprehensive diagnostic plan for MCC.
3. Determine the treatment plan for MCC.
4. Create a follow-up plan for MCC after treatment.

Primary Contributor: Dr Waruguru Wanjau, Educational Fellow.
Reviewer: Dr Suzanne Thomson, Educational Fellow.

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