Mucinous eccrine carcinoma of the eyelid: re-emphasizing the need for awareness of rare lesions

  • Kiran Krishne Gowda Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
  • Parimal Agarwal Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
  • Amanjit Bal | docaman5@hotmail.com Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

We report here the case of a man presenting with mucinous eccrine carcinoma (MEC) involving eyelid. This is a rare adencocarcinoma of the skin that originates from the deepest portion of eccrine sweat duct. The aim of our paper is to underline the importance of distinguishing MEC from metastatic carcinomas of the skin, making clinicians aware that what seems to be a harmless benign lesion may be a malignant one.

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2014-09-02
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Keywords:
eyelid, mucinous eccrine carcinoma
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Gowda, K. K., Agarwal, P., & Bal, A. (2014). Mucinous eccrine carcinoma of the eyelid: re-emphasizing the need for awareness of rare lesions. Dermatology Reports, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2014.5498