Skin Cancer pp 165-172 | Cite as

Pathology of Other Skin Cancer

  • Feliciano Baldi
  • Angeles Fortuño-Mar
  • Alexander Bianchi
  • Alfredo D’Avino
  • Alfonso BaldiEmail author
Part of the Current Clinical Pathology book series (CCPATH)


In this chapter, we will focus on two malignant skin tumors: Merkel cell carcinoma and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP). The histogenesis, epidemiology, pathology, clinical features, diagnosis, and therapy of both tumors will be illustrated.


Merkel Cell Carcinoma Nodular Fasciitis Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Small Round Blue Cell Neuroendocrine Granule 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.




Glycoproteins found on immature hematopoietic cells and endothelial cells


Any of a class of fibrous proteins that are intermediate filaments present usually in pairs chiefly in epithelial cells and that are sometimes used as markers to identify malignancies of epithelial origin

Nerve growth factor receptor

Any of a family of plasma membrane integral proteins that bind nerve growth factors

Neuroendocrine tumor

A tumor that forms from cells that release hormones in response to a signal from the nervous system

Soft tissue sarcoma

A malignant tumor that begins in the muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other “soft” supporting tissues of the body


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feliciano Baldi
    • 1
  • Angeles Fortuño-Mar
    • 2
  • Alexander Bianchi
    • 1
  • Alfredo D’Avino
    • 1
  • Alfonso Baldi
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Section of PathologySecond University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Eldine Patologia LaboratoryValls, TarragonaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and TechnologiesSecond University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Futura-onlusRomeItaly

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