Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors
Adnexal tumors - eccrine sweat glands
Mucinous carcinoma

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 October 2016, last major update June 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Mucinous carcinoma [title] skin

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Definition / general
  • Also called adenocystic carcinoma
  • Scalp of elderly patients
  • Caucasian > Black > Asian
Case reports
Clinical images

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Gross description
  • Slow growing, solitary, asymptomatic, flesh colored nodule with a slightly translucent surface
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles mammary colloid carcinoma with lakes of mucin containing small tumor cell clusters
  • May also have an infiltrating ductal pattern
Microscopic (histologic) images
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Gluteal mass

Positive stains
  • Primary skin tumors: 100% CK7+, 40% showed rare p63+ cells, 20% had focal CK5/6+
Differential diagnosis