• Spontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma.

      Hassan, S J; Knox, M; Griffin, M; Kennedy, M J; HOPE Directorate, St James Hospital, James's St, Dublin 8. (2010-01)
      Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin predominantly affecting elderly Caucasians. It has a high rate of local recurrence and regional lymph node metastases. It is associated with a poor prognosis. Complete spontaneous regression of Merkel cell carcinoma has been reported but is a poorly understood phenomenon. Here we present a case of complete spontaneous regression of metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma demonstrating a markedly different pattern of events from those previously published.