Merkel cell carcinoma of the gluteal region: a rare case report and literature review


  • Mahmut Corapli Department of Radiology, Adiyaman training and Research Hospital, Adiyaman, Turkey
  • Burcin Pehlivanoglu Department of Pathology, Adiyaman Training and Research Hospital, Adiyaman, Turkey
  • Haci Taner Bulut Department of Radiology, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman, Turkey
  • Huseyin Alakus Department of Surgery Oncology, Adiyaman University, Adiyaman, Turkey
  • Nadiye Akdeniz Department of Medical Oncology, Adiyaman Training and Research Hospital, Adiyaman, Turkey



Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare cutaneous neuroendocrine cancer that shows aggressive biologic behavior. Although it usually occurs in sun-exposed areas, it can rarely be seen in non-sun-exposed sites. Here, we present a 66-year-old woman with MCC arising from the right gluteal region that was treated wide excision and adjuvant chemoradiotherapy. In the 24th month follow-up, the case was disease and recurrence free, representing the longest survival among patients with gluteal MCC. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to improve survival rates in patients with non-sun-exposed MCC.

Keywords: Merkel cell carcinoma, non-sun-exposed, Continuous...





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