Primary mucinous carcinoma (PMC) of the skin—a case report

Primary mucinous carcinoma (PMC) of the skin—a case report Primary mucinous carcinoma of the skin is a rare malignant adnexal neoplasm. It was first described by Lennox et al. in 1952. It is uncertain whether it is of apocrine or eccrine origin (Wright and Font, Cancer 44:1757–1768, 2 ; Mendoza and Helwig, Arch Dermatol 103:68–78, 3 ). Showing morphological similarity to mucinous carcinoma of the breast, it may be difficult to distinguish it from a cutaneous metastatic deposit of mucinous adenocarcinoma from a visceral primary lesion. Hence, it deserves attention not only for its scarcity but also for the challenge in determining its precise diagnosis and hence, planning its management. We present a case of primary mucinous carcinoma of the skin. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Primary mucinous carcinoma (PMC) of the skin—a case report

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-009-0352-5
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Abstract

Primary mucinous carcinoma of the skin is a rare malignant adnexal neoplasm. It was first described by Lennox et al. in 1952. It is uncertain whether it is of apocrine or eccrine origin (Wright and Font, Cancer 44:1757–1768, 2 ; Mendoza and Helwig, Arch Dermatol 103:68–78, 3 ). Showing morphological similarity to mucinous carcinoma of the breast, it may be difficult to distinguish it from a cutaneous metastatic deposit of mucinous adenocarcinoma from a visceral primary lesion. Hence, it deserves attention not only for its scarcity but also for the challenge in determining its precise diagnosis and hence, planning its management. We present a case of primary mucinous carcinoma of the skin.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2009

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