Penis and scrotum
Other malignancies
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

Authors: Antonio Cubilla, M.D., Alcides Chaux, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 April 2018, last major update May 2010

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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