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Question 5#

Which statement is incorrect about Merkel cell tumour?

a. Usually occurs in the head and neck
b. Is an adenocarcinoma of neuroendocrine origin
c. Has a high recurrence rate
d. Postoperative radiotherapy is recommended
e. Is sometimes benign

Correct Answer is E

Comment:

Is sometimes benign. This statement is incorrect; Merkel cell tumours are always malignant. They usually occur in the head and neck and they are an adenocarcinoma of neuroendocrine origin. Due to their high recurrence rates and radiosensitivity, postoperative radiotherapy is recommended.