Penis and scrotum
Other malignancies
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

Topic Completed: 1 May 2010

Revised: 14 February 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Mucoepidermoid carcinoma penis

Alcides Chaux, M.D.
Antonio L. Cubilla, M.D.
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Cite this page: Chaux A, Cubilla AL. Mucoepidermoid carcinoma. website. Accessed September 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Unusual and aggressive variant of penile carcinoma
  • Glans
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Sheets and nests of cells with large nuclei, prominent nucleoli, abundant cytoplasm with well defined borders and mucin in 25% of cells
  • Minor component of well differentiated nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma
  • Resembles similar tumor of cervix
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Extensive glycogenation of squamous cells

Sheets / nests of cells with prominent mucin

Mucicarmine stain

Differential diagnosis
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