John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology

A case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma presenting as a subcutaneous tumour of the cheek Volume 27, numéro 4, July-August 2017

Illustrations

  • Figure 1
Auteurs
1 Department of Dermatology,
2 Department of Pathology,
3 Department of Plastic Surgery,
Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences,
Tokyo Medical and Dental University,
1-5-45,
Yushima,
Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo,
113-8510 Japan
4 Department of Dermatology,
Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East,
2-1-10,
Nishi-Ogu,
Arakawa-ku,
Tokyo,
116-8567,
Japan

Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) accounts for approximately 30% of malignant salivary gland tumours, but MEC in the skin is relatively limited [1-3]. The clinical manifestations of these lesions, such as nodules and ulcers, vary and the clinical diagnosis is a challenging task, however, subcutaneous tumours are rare [4, 5]. Histopathologically, MEC is composed of mucin-producing, epidermoid and intermediate cells, and is subclassified into three grades based on the proportion of these cells. Low-grade [...]