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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 365-366

Neuroendocrine tumor of vulva: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pathology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Zahoor A Sheikh
Department of Surgical Oncology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Edapally, Elammakara, Kochi - 682 041, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.73370

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Neuroendocrine tumor (Merkel cell carcinoma-MCC) of the vulva is a very rare entity with less than 15 cases reported in the English literature. It is known for its aggressive behaviour and propensity for early dissemination. The actual cell of origin and etiology of this disease is controversial. In absence of any definite guidelines for management (due to its rarity), extrapolation of data from extra-vulvar MCC seems logical. We present a case of vulvar neuroendocrine tumor who presented at a locally advanced stage.


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