Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding from Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Canales, Luis I.; Parker, Allan; Kadakia, Shailesh
October 1992
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Oct1992, Vol. 87 Issue 10, p1464
Academic Journal
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare small cell carcinoma of the dermis with aggressive clinical features and frequent local recurrence. Intra-abdominal spread of the cancer has previously been noted primarily in the liver and retroperitoneal nodes. We report a patient with previously diagnosed Merkel cell carcinoma of the right buttock with metastases to the stomach and duodenum presenting with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.


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