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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 931238, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/931238
Case Report

Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Axilla and Adrenal Gland: A Case Report with Imaging and Pathologic Findings

1Department of Radiology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan 612-896, Republic of Korea
2Department of Pathology, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan 612-896, Republic of Korea
3Department of Radiology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan 614-735, Republic of Korea

Received 6 March 2015; Accepted 2 May 2015

Academic Editor: Jeffrey M. Weinberg

Copyright © 2015 Soo Heui Baek 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.

Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin. MCC is characterized by a high incidence of locoregional recurrence, and distant metastasis, and often requires short-term follow-up after treatment. In this present paper, we describe a rare case of MCC, which presented as a palpable axillary mass and an incidental adrenal mass, and report on the ultrasonography, computed tomography, and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography findings. The patient underwent surgery and adjuvant radiation therapy. Seven months after the initial diagnosis, distant metastasis was detected during a follow-up examination.