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Remission of Extensive Merkel Cell Carcinoma After Electrochemotherapy

Pietro Curatolo, MD; Monica Mancini, MD; Rita Clerico, MD; Arianna Ruggiero, MD; Pasquale Frascione, MD; Pierangelo Di Marco, MD; Mirko Frasca, MD; Stefano Calvieri, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(4):494-495. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.25.
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Before treatment, numerous erythematosus dome-shaped nodules are present on the scalp.

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Two months after electrochemotherapy, the surfaces of the nodules are flattened.

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