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Cervical Spinal Metastasis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma.
Jae Suk Park, Yeun Mook Park
Department of Neurosurgery, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. ympark@knu.ac.kr
Abstract
Merkel cell carcinoma is a skin disease that rarely involves the spine. The common presentation of spinal involvement is quite confusing and may be easily misdiagnosed. However, once it spreads, the disease progresses rapidly, with an extremely poor outcome. We report on the case of a 30-year-old male with cervical spinal metastasis of Merkel cell carcinoma causing quadriparesis.
Keywords: Merkel cell carcinoma;Spinal metastasis;Quadriparesis


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