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August 1974

Primary Mucinous (Adenocystic) Carcinoma of the Skin

Author Affiliations

USNR; USN, San Diego, Calif

From the Department of Dermatology and the Clinical Investigation Center, US Naval Hospital, San Diego, Calif. Dr. Grossman is now with the Dermatology Department, Naval Regional Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(2):274-276. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630080072021

A 65-year-old man had a primary mucinous tumor of the right side of the neck with distinctive histologic and histochemical features. Primary mucinous (adenocystic) carcinoma of the skin should be differentiated from the sweat gland carcinomas in general since their biologic reaction is characterized by a very low incidence of metastasis.