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Carcinoma, Merkel Cell MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
Tree Number(s)
C01.925.256.721.150
C01.925.928.216
C04.557.465.625.650.240.325
C04.557.470.200.025.370.325
C04.557.580.625.650.240.325
Unique ID
D015266
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015266
Annotation
coordinate IM with SKIN NEOPLASMS (IM)
Scope Note
A carcinoma arising from MERKEL CELLS located in the basal layer of the epidermis and occurring most commonly as a primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. Merkel cells are tactile cells of neuroectodermal origin and histologically show neurosecretory granules. The skin of the head and neck are a common site of Merkel cell carcinoma, occurring generally in elderly patients. (Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1245)
Entry Term(s)
Merkel Cell Cancer
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Merkel Cell Tumor
Merkle Tumors
Previous Indexing
Skin Neoplasms (1966-1988)
Public MeSH Note
89; CARCINOMA, TRABECULAR was see CARCINOMA, MERKEL CELL 1992-93
Online Note
use CARCINOMA, MERKEL CELL to search CARCINOMA, TRABECULAR 1992-93
History Note
89; CARCINOMA, TRABECULAR was see CARCINOMA, MERKEL CELL 1992-93
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/05/18
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Preferred
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