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Carcinoma, Merkel Cell

"Carcinoma, Merkel Cell" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Carcinoma, Merkel Cell" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Carcinoma, Merkel Cell" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 96 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2017
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