Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma: A Case Report

  • Nosheen Nabi Pathologist. Excel Laboratory, Blue area Islamabad
  • Qudsia Ishaq Federal Medical College Islamabad
  • Umer Mehmood University of Lahore Teaching Hospital
  • Naseer Ahmed Excel Laboratory, Blue Area, Islamabad
Keywords: Carcinoma, cutaneous, mucinous.


Primary mucinous carcinoma of the skin is an uncommon malignancy of sweat gland origin. It is usually misdiagnosed clinically because of its benign appearance. On histological examination, it should be differentiated from metastatic mucinous carcinomas arising elsewhere in the body. We present a case of a 77-year-old male presenting with a swelling on the face, which was diagnosed clinically as a benign lesion, but on histological examination, it was diagnosed as mucinous carcinoma, and after thorough investigations, it was labelled as primary mucinous carcinoma of the skin.

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