Neurologic complications of Merkel cell carcinoma

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We describe a 61-year-old man with a multiple neurologic complication of Merkel cell carcinoma, a rare skin cancer. An enhancing brain mass, and cytologically proven leptomeningeal disease produced a succession of symptoms including seizures, bilateral radiculopathies, myoclonus, a cauda equina syndrome and altered mental status. Aggressive treatment prolonged his survival marginally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neuro-oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1 1994


  • leptomeningeal carcinomatosis intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Ommaya reservoir

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research


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