Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2020, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (5): 371-372.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20190300

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Two cases of Merkel cell carcinoma treated with modified Mohs micrographic surgery

Li Zhen, Yang Shuxia   

  1. Department of Dermatology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China
    Li Zhen is working on the Department of Dermatology, The First People′s Hospital of Shaoguan, Shaoguan 512000, Guangdong, China
  • Received:2019-02-13 Revised:2019-12-18 Online:2020-05-15 Published:2020-04-30
  • Contact: Yang Shuxia

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Surgical resection is the preferred treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma, and Mohs micrographic surgery is an ideal method for resecting skin tumors. Intraoperative frozen pathological section in traditional Mohs surgery is changed into paraffin-embedded pathological section in modified Mohs micrographic surgery, which is more suitable for highly malignant tumors. In this article, two elder patients with Merkel cell carcinoma both received modified Mohs micrographic surgery for the excision of tumors. During more than 1 year of follow-up, no recurrence was observed. Compared with traditional extended resection, modified Mohs micrographic surgery is a better choice for patients with Merkel cell carcinoma.

Key words: Carcinoma, Merkel cell, Mohs surgery, Modified Mohs micrographic surgery