Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma of the Vulva Displaying a Papillary PatternAditi Ranade* and Antonio Macias
MD, Department of Pathology, St. Luke’s - Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Aditi Ranade, M.D
Department of Pathology
Clark 4 New York, NY 10025, USA
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received date: March 25, 2011; Accepted date: April 10, 2011; Published date: April 13, 2011
Citation: Ranade A, Macias A (2011) Primary Cutaneous Mucinous Carcinoma of the Vulva Displaying a Papillary Pattern. J Cytol Histol 2:113. doi: 10.4172/2157-7099.1000113
Copyright: © 2011 Ranade A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Primary cutaneous mucinous carcinoma (PCMC) is an extremely rare, low grade, adnexal sweat gland neoplasm that commonly affects the head and neck in the elderly population. Microscopically, it typically shows islands of epithelial cells floating in pools of mucin separated by fibrous septae. Recurrence after excision is common but metastasis is rare. Cutaneous mucinous carcinoma of the vulva is an extremely rare tumor. We report here one such case in an 89 year-old female which on histology revealed a multicystic tumor with tumor cells arranged in the form of papillae, floating in pools of mucin within the cysts. Our case thus illustrates an uncommon histological pattern of vulvar PCMC and discusses its clinical significance.