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Primary cutaneous mucinous carcinoma (PCMC) is a rare mucin-pro- ducing malignancy derived from epithelial glandular structures. The literature re- garding this topic is mostly in the form of case reports and case series. PCMC tends to present in the elderly with predilection for the head and neck and on initial assessment it can be easily mistaken for a simple inclusion cyst. Although PCMC is often indolent in nature, in rare instances it can metastasize and should remain a differential diagnosis in a selected population. The significance in identifying PCMC is reliably differentiating it from metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma. We present a review of literature and case of PCMC on the scalp of a 67-year-old female. (Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018;6:e1761; doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001761; Published online 16 April 2018.)

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Brown, C. A., Lynch, M. C., & Ueno, C. M. (2018). Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Scalp. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, 6(4), e1761.


Copyright © 2018 The Authors. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. on behalf of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License 4.0 (CCBY-NC-ND), where it is permissible to download and share the work provided it is properly cited. The work cannot be changed in any way or used commercially without permission from the journal.DOI: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001761



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