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Journal of Skin Cancer
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 189342, 6 pages
Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Interdisciplinary Management of a Rare Disease
Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria
Received 24 October 2012; Revised 21 December 2012; Accepted 28 December 2012
Academic Editor: Brett A. Miles
Copyright © 2013 Sven Schneider et al. 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.
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