Карточка-задание по английскому языку на тему «MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_133»
«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_133»
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·What is an abstract?
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Spontaneous regression of
Merkel cell carcinoma in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a case
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare
and aggressive primary cutaneous neuroendocrine malignant tumor. The tumor has
a high rate of local recurrence after surgical removal. Spontaneous regression
appears to be relatively common in this rare type of tumor.
We describe the clinical course,
cytological and histological findings of a Merkel cell carcinoma in a
70-year-old Caucasian woman, simultaneously diagnosed with chronic lymphatic
leukemia. The tumor showed clinical regression after fine needle aspiration. At
primary presentation, the tumor had no apparent leukocyte infiltration, but was
completely cleared by T-cell mediated immunity within 3 weeks after fine needle
Fine needle aspiration may have
acted as a mechanical trigger involved in the activation of cell-mediated
immunity, leading to the clinical and histological regression of the tumor. To
the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of spontaneous
regression of Merkel cell carcinoma in a patient with a co-malignancy, that is
to say, chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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specialty of medicine?
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7.Are any teaching points identified?
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