Recurrent Basal Cell Carcinoma - or Merkel Cell Carcinoma?
Lang M.1, Beck A. K.1, Lindemann G.1, Hochgesand H.2, Emmerich K. H.1
1Clinic of Ophthalmology, 2Clinic of Dermatology, Klinikum Darmstadt
Purpose: The merkel cell carcinoma is an extremely rare malignant skin tumor with a high rate of recurrance and metastasis.
Method: History and signs: A 62-old femal patient was after severale excisions of an basal cell carcinoma at the cheek referred to our hospital because of an massive inflammatory tumor of the right eye lids.
Results: Therapy: To excise the hole tumor an excenteratio orbitae was necessary. The patient underwent an radiatio therapy with GRD with 50,4 Gy, but the patient had a recurrent at the left canthus during the radiatio and though she subsequently underwent a chemotherapy the patient died.
Conclusions: The merkel cell carcinoma is a malignant skin tumor, you should think of, if a patient had a recurrent tumor in the periorbital region, even jumping across tumor free regions.
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