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A case of endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma
Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Pathology International © 2012 Japanese Society of Pathology and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Volume 62, Issue 5, pages 344–346, May 2012
How to Cite
Inozume, T., Kawasaki, T., Harada, K., Tanaka, K., Kawamura, T., Shibagaki, N., Katoh, R. and Shimada, S. (2012), A case of endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma. Pathology International, 62: 344–346. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1827.2012.02793.x
- Issue online: 24 APR 2012
- Version of Record online: 16 FEB 2012
- Received 7 September 2011. Accepted for publication 28 December 2011.
- endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma;
- in situ;
- mucinous carcinoma of the skin;
- solid papillary carcinoma of the breast
Endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma (EMPSGC), which is an uncommon sweat gland tumor with a predilection for the eyelids, is morphologically analogous to solid papillary carcinoma of the breast. We report the case of a 55-year-old man with a subcutaneous tumor of the upper cheek. The pathological findings for this patient were compatible with those of reported cases of EMPSGC, and p63 staining revealed partial microinvasion into the dermis. On the basis of these findings, the patient was diagnosed with EMPSGC. It is reported that EMPSGC is a precursor of invasive mucinous carcinoma of the skin. Therefore, this patient was treated and followed up as if he had mucinous carcinoma of the skin. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of such a case from Japan.