- About this Journal
- Abstracting and Indexing
- Aims and Scope
- Article Processing Charges
- Articles in Press
- Author Guidelines
- Bibliographic Information
- Citations to this Journal
- Contact Information
- Editorial Board
- Editorial Workflow
- Free eTOC Alerts
- Publication Ethics
- Reviewers Acknowledgment
- Submit a Manuscript
- Subscription Information
- Table of Contents
Journal of Skin Cancer
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 742303, 6 pages
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.
- C. Toker, “Trabecular carcinoma of the skin,” Archives of Dermatology, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 107–110, 1972.
- N. C. Hodgson, “Merkel cell carcinoma: changing incidence trends,” Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 1–4, 2005.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Merkel Cell Carcinoma, AJCC Staging Manual, Springer, New York, NY, USA, 2009.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.