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Volume 10

Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

Oncologists 2018

May 24-25, 2018

May 24-25, 2018 Osaka, Japan



Global Annual Oncologists Meeting

Merkel cell carcinoma in an 82 year old Filipino male: A case report and literature review

Hydelene B. Dominguez

Saint Louis University-Hospital of the Sacred Heart, Philippines


erkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) is an uncommon, highly aggressive skin malignancy that develops usually in sun-exposed

areas, most common on the head and neck area (55%). MCC is mainly a malignancy of UV exposed and fair skinned

elderly Caucasians. We report the case of an 82 year old Filipino male who presented with progressive left leg swelling with

multiple nodules of varying sizes. The nodules were excised and pathologic diagnosis revealed MCC. The patient underwent

chemotherapy however expired due to acute respiratory failure type 1 secondary to acute kidney injury as a complication of

tumor lysis syndrome. MCC carries a poor prognosis hence early detection is warranted and vital for patient’s survival.


Hydelene B. Dominguez has completed her Doctor of Medicine from School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, Philippines. She is currently a Resident Physician

at the Department of Internal Medicine at SLU-Hospital of the Sacred Heart, Baguio City, Philippines.

[email protected]

Hydelene B. Dominguez, J Cancer Sci Ther 2018, Volume 10

DOI: 10.4172/1948-5956-C3-129