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      Primary neuroendocrine (Merkel cell) carcinoma presenting in the calvarium: case report.

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      Neurosurgery

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          Abstract

          A case of a primary neuroendocrine carcinoma arising in the calvarium and involving the bone, dura, and underlying brain is presented. The histopathology and immunohistochemical staining characteristics of tumor were consistent with those of Merkel cell tumor. The natural history and histopathology of this tumor are discussed, along with the possible explanation for the origin of this tumor in the calvarium.

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          Journal
          Neurosurgery
          Neurosurgery
          0148-396X
          0148-396X
          Jan 1990
          : 26
          : 1
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Neurosurgery, New York University Medical Center, New York.
          Article
          2294466
          56d4dd48-c7ca-4e56-a475-a6ff8dd80452
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