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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 382-384

Remission of Merkel cell tumor after somatostatin analog treatment


Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, CHU-Grenoble Hospital, Grenoble, France

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M Fakiha
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.73352

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We recently treated one patient presenting with a disseminated non-operable Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) by lanreotide (somatostatin analog), with a complete remission of the disease and a follow up of 17 months. We present in this paper a case report with a review of the utilization of somatostatin analogues in the treatment of MCC.


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