About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
Journal of Skin Cancer
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 742303, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/742303
Review Article

The Role of Free Tissue Transfer in Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

Department of Otolaryngology, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10029, USA

Received 30 April 2012; Accepted 8 July 2012

Academic Editor: Boban M. Erovic

Copyright © 2012 Aldo V. Londino III and Brett A. Miles. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. C. Toker, “Trabecular carcinoma of the skin,” Archives of Dermatology, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 107–110, 1972. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. N. C. Hodgson, “Merkel cell carcinoma: changing incidence trends,” Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 1–4, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. M. Agelli and L. X. Clegg, “Epidemiology of primary Merkel cell carcinoma in the United States,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 832–841, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. R. A. Howard, G. M. Dores, R. E. Curtis, W. F. Anderson, and L. B. Travis, “Merkel cell carcinoma and multiple primary cancers,” Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 15, no. 8, pp. 1545–1549, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. D. Schrama, W. K. Peitsch, M. Zapatka et al., “Merkel cell polyomavirus status is not associated with clinical course of merkel cell carcinoma,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol. 131, no. 8, pp. 1631–1638, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. Merkel Cell Carcinoma, AJCC Staging Manual, Springer, New York, NY, USA, 2009.
  7. A. A. Andea, D. G. Coit, B. Amin, and K. J. Busam, “Merkel cell carcinoma: histologic features and prognosis,” Cancer, vol. 113, no. 9, pp. 2549–2558, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. P. J. Allen, W. B. Bowne, D. P. Jaques, M. F. Brennan, K. Busam, and D. G. Coit, “Merkel cell carcinoma: prognosis and treatment of patients from a single institution,” Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 2300–2309, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. A. M. Gillenwater, A. C. Hessel, W. H. Morrison et al., “Merkel cell carcinoma of the head and neck: effect of surgical excision and radiation on recurrence and survival,” Archives of Otolaryngology. Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 127, no. 2, pp. 149–154, 2001. View at Scopus
  10. P. T. H. Tai, E. Yu, J. Tonita, and J. Gilchrist, “Merkel cell carcinoma of the skin,” Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 186–195, 2000. View at Scopus
  11. P. J. Allen, Z. F. Zhang, and D. G. Coit, “Surgical management of Merkel cell carcinoma,” Annals of Surgery, vol. 229, no. 1, pp. 97–105, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. H. Goepfert, D. Remmler, E. Silva, and B. Wheeler, “Merkel cell carcinoma (endocrine carcinoma of the skin) of the head and neck,” Archives of Otolaryngology, vol. 110, no. 11, pp. 707–712, 1984. View at Scopus
  13. E. Bajetta, L. Celio, M. Platania et al., “Single-institution series of early-stage merkel cell carcinoma: long-term outcomes in 95 patients managed with surgery alone,” Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 2985–2993, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. D. E. Smith, S. Bielamowicz, A. R. Kagan, P. J. Anderson, and A. V. Peddada, “Cutaneous neuroendocrine (Merkel cell) carcinoma: a report of 35 cases,” American Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 199–203, 1995. View at Scopus
  15. W. J. O'Connor, R. K. Roenigk, and D. G. Brodland, “Merkel cell carcinoma: comparison of Mohs micrographic surgery and wide excision in eighty-six patients,” Dermatologic Surgery, vol. 23, no. 10, pp. 929–933, 1997. View at Scopus
  16. J. D. Boyer, J. A. Zitelli, D. G. Brodland, and G. D'Angelo, “Local control of primary Merkel cell carcinoma: review of 45 cases treated with Mohs micrographic surgery with and without adjuvant radiation,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 885–892, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. M. Veness, M. Foote, V. Gebski, and M. Poulsen, “The role of radiotherapy alone in patients with merkel cell carcinoma: reporting the australian experience of 43 patients,” International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 703–709, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. A. A. Sarnaik, J. S. Zager, L. E. Cox, T. M. Ochoa, J. L. Messina, and V. K. Sondak, “Routine omission of sentinel lymph node biopsy for merkel cell carcinoma ≤ 1 cm is not justified,” Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 28, no. 1, p. e7, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. J. Hill and B. Rinker, “Microsurgical reconstruction of large, locally advanced cutaneous malignancy of the head and neck,” International Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 2011, Article ID 415219, 5 pages, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  20. A. Senchenkov, S. A. Barnes, and S. L. Moran, “Predictors of survival and recurrence in the surgical treatment of merkel cell carcinoma of the extremities,” Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 229–234, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. D. McCombe, R. Donato, S. Hofer, and W. Morrison, “Free flaps in the treatment of locally advanced malignancy of the scalp and forehead,” Annals of Plastic Surgery, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 600–606, 2002. View at Scopus
  22. D. A. O'Connell, M. S. Teng, E. Mendez, and N. D. Futran, “Microvascular free tissue transfer in the reconstruction of scalp and lateral temporal bone defects,” Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 801–804, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. J. Quilichini, M.-D. Benjoar, M. Hivelin, L. Brugel, and L. Lantieri, “Semi-free radial forearm flap for head and neck reconstruction in vessel-depleted neck after radiotherapy or radical neck dissection,” Microsurgery, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 269–274, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. M. G. Sardesai, K. Fung, J. H. Yoo, and H. Bakker, “Donor-site morbidity following radial forearm free tissue transfer in head and neck surgery,” Journal of Otolaryngology. Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 411–416, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. V. Valentini, A. Cassoni, T. M. Marianetti, A. Battisti, V. Terenzi, and G. Iannetti, “Anterolateral thigh flap for the reconstruction of head and neck defects: alternative or replacement of the radial forearm flap?” Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 1148–1153, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. J. Cappiello, C. Piazza, V. Taglietti, and P. Nicolai, “Deep inferior epigastric artery perforated rectus abdominis free flap for head and neck reconstruction,” European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, vol. 269, no. 4, pp. 1219–1224, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. N. J. Beasley, R. W. Gilbert, P. J. Gullane, D. H. Brown, J. C. Irish, and P. C. Neligan, “Scalp and forehead reconstruction using free revascularized tissue transfer,” Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 16–20, 2004. View at Scopus
  28. P. C. Revenaugh, P. D. Knott, J. Scharpf, and M. A. Fritz, “Simultaneous anterolateral thigh flap and temporalis tendon transfer to optimize facial form and function after radical parotidectomy,” Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 104–109, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  29. M. Poulsen and J. Harvey, “Is there a diminishing role for surgery for Merkel cell carcinoma of the skin? A review of current management,” ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 142–146, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus