Indian Journal of Dermatology
  Publication of IADVL, WB
  Official organ of AADV
Indexed with Science Citation Index (E) , Web of Science and PubMed
 
Users online: 3891  
Home About  Editorial Board  Current Issue Archives Online Early Coming Soon Guidelines Subscriptions  e-Alerts    Login  
    Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this page Email this page
DERMATOPATHOLOGY ROUND
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 165-167

Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of skin: Myoepithelial cells are a clue to its diagnosis


1 Department of Anatomical Pathology and Cytology, Global Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, Global Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Radha Sistla
Plot No 20, Road No 1, Alakapuri, Hyderabad - 500 035, Telangana
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_619_16

Rights and Permissions

Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma is a rare adnexal neoplasm of eccrine gland. Fewer than 200 cases are reported in literature. Clinically, it can be mistaken as a benign lesion. The primary challenge in these lesions is to differentiate these rare primary lesions from more frequent mucinous secondary deposits. Morphologically, they are similar to metastatic deposits of mucinous carcinoma from other viscera such as breast, lung, or gastrointestinal tract. Use of ancillary techniques and a thorough metastatic work up are mandatory to differentiate these lesions from metastases. We report a case of primary mucinous carcinoma of nasojugal region in a 51-year-old female. It was diagnosed on fine-needle aspiration cytology, and later, the lesion was excised and diagnosis confirmed on histopathological examination and immunohistochemistry.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2408    
    Printed57    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded58    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal