Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Surgical Management of Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma

Steven A Hanna1,2, Jiayi Hu1, Alexandra Allard-Coutu1 and Achilleas Thoma1*

1Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, McMaster University, Canada
2School of Medicine, Queen’s University, Canada

*Correspondance to: Achilleas Thoma 

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Primary cutaneous mucinous carcinoma (PCMC) is a rare non-melanoma skin cancer that most commonly presents in the face. This malignancy is difficult to differentiate from metastatic mucinous carcinoma with a visceral source. Thus, PCMC is a diagnosis of exclusion, after internal malignancy has been ruled out. Given its rarity, there is currently a paucity of sound evidence behind its diagnosis and management. We present the case of a 74-year-old male with recurrent mucinous carcinoma of the right lateral orbital rim and our approach to management.


Hanna SA, Hu J, Allard-Coutu A, Thoma A. Surgical Management of Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1262.

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