A case report of Merckle Cell carcinoma in medial wall of orbit

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MA Damghani 1 , * , T Mirshekari 2

1 ENT Dept, Faculty of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Kerman, Iran.

2 Pathology Dept, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Mashhad, Iran.

How to Cite: Damghani M, Mirshekari T. A case report of Merckle Cell carcinoma in medial wall of orbit, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2006 ; 8(4):e94864.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 8 (4); e94864
Published Online: August 03, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 03, 2006
Accepted: July 10, 2006
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Abstract

Merckle cell carcinoma (MCC) is a relatively rare tumor, originating from Neuroendocrine cells,
with aggressive behavior and common recurrence.It is more common in males and in head and
neck region.Pathologists diagnose it by immunohistochemical staining (IHC). Its definite treatment
is not still determined, however radical resection as the main cure and radiotherapy as the
supporting treatment are suggested.
Based on many reports the most common site of MCC in head and neck region is cheeck and eyelid.
The site of MCC in this report is the medial wall of orbit, about which no report was found in
medical literature. The interesting point in this case presentation is that one of the differential
diagnoses of mass lesions in the medial wall of orbit is MCC and the colleagues should pay
attention to this rare disease in such instances. Presently the reported case is under control with
surgery and radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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