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Merkel cell tumour
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A rare malignant cutaneous tumour seen in sun-exposed skin of elderly patients composed of dermal nodules of small round cells with scanty cytoplasm in a trabecular pattern; the tumour cells contain cytoplasmic dense core granules resembling neurosecretory granules seen in Merkel cells.

Synonyms: primary neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin, trabecular carcinoma.

American spelling: Merkel cell tumor

(05 Mar 2000)

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