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Primary cutaneous mucoepidermal carcinoma
  1. Mudita Gupta1,
  2. Anchana Gulati2,
  3. Kuldeep Verma1,
  4. Archit Gupta3
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
  3. 3Department of Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Archit Gupta, archit9th{at}


Mucoepidermal carcinoma (MEC) is a tumour having mixed components of mucus secreting and epidermoid cells. Salivary glands are the the most common site of origin. Primary cutaneous MEC is a rare presentation. We report a primary cutaneous MEC in a 98-year-old woman presenting a noduloulcerative lesion over the dorsum of the nose. Histopathology of the tumour showed nests of epidermoid cells with glandular differentiation and mucin production. The diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry.

  • dermatology
  • pathology
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  • Contributors MG has done definition of intellectual content and manuscript review, AnG has searched the literature, KV did manuscript editing and ArG has prepared the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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