Mucinous eccrine carcinoma: a rare case of recurrence with lacrimal gland extension.

@article{Coan2012MucinousEC,
  title={Mucinous eccrine carcinoma: a rare case of recurrence with lacrimal gland extension.},
  author={Erin B Coan and Andrew P. Doan and Calliope E Allen},
  journal={Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={e109-10}
}
Mucinous eccrine carcinoma (MEC) is a rare skin cancer of sweat gland origin with a high rate of recurrence. The most common sites are head and neck, with 40% of cancers found on the eyelid. The clinical appearance and differential diagnosis of MEC are highly varied, but histologically it is similar to metastatic carcinomas, specifically breast and colon. A diagnosis of primary MEC always warrants a full systemic workup to ensure that no other malignancy is present. This cancer is known for… CONTINUE READING
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