Key clinical point: Even in Merkel cell carcinoma patients without palpable lymph nodes, scans often lead to disease upstaging.
Major finding: Among Merkel cell carcinoma patients without palpable lymph nodes, 12% were found with distant metastases on baseline scans
Data Source: A retrospective evaluation of a Merkel cell patient registry.
Disclosures: Ms. Singh reports no potential conflicts of interest.
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