Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Rare Case of Primary Multifocal Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in the Skin of the Breast Masquerading as a Breast Mass

Christina Roydhouse1, Emma Gannan2*, Linda West3,4, Conrad Brandt2 and Robert Spokes1

1Department of Anatomical Pathology, Australian Clinical Labs, Australia
2Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Geelong, Australia
3Geelong Breast Clinic, Australia
4Geelong Breast Screen, Australia

*Correspondance to: Emma Gannan 

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Abstract

Cutaneous Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma (MEC) of the breast is extremely rare and must be distinguished from MEC originating in the breast parenchyma. Histologically, MEC is characterised by the presence of both solid and cystic components and morphological identification of the three intermixed components of squamoid, intermediate, and mucin cells. Diagnosis may be difficult given the rarity of this disease, the variable clinical presentation and histological heterogeneity. Here we describe the first published case of primary multifocal MEC arising in the skin of the breast and masquerading as a breast mass. Cutaneous MEC may prone to recurrences so wide local excision with pathologic confirmation of tumour-free margins is appropriate and careful follow-up is recommended.

Citation:

Roydhouse C, Gannan E, West L, Brandt C, Spokes R. A Rare Case of Primary Multifocal Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma in the Skin of the Breast Masquerading as a Breast Mass. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1649.

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