Merkel cancer on the head, CT scan

Merkel cancer on the head, CT scan

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Caption: Coloured computed Tomography (CT) scan in axial section through the head of an 86 year old patient, showing a large Merkel tumour (cancer) on the head outside the brain in the fronto-temporo-pariental region. Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare aggressive type of skin cancer that occurs in hair follicles. This neuroendocrine tumour is caused by Merkel cell polyomavirus.

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Keywords: 86 year old patient, axial section, brain, cancer, cancerous, colour, coloured, computed tomography, condition, ct scan, diagnosis, disease, disorder, elderly, fronto-temporo-pariental region, hair follicles, head, healthcare, malignancy, malignant, medical, merkel cell carcinoma, merkel cell polyomavirus, merkel tumour, neuroendocrine tumour, neuroimaging, oncology, skin cancer

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