What are the outcomes of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) following primary surgical excision?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Arjun S Joshi, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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After primary surgical excision, local recurrence develops in 27-60% of patients, regional nodal involvement develops in 45-91% of patients at some time during the course of the disease, and distant metastases occur in 18-52%.


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