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Mucinous Eccrine Nevus: A Case Report and Literature Review

Chen, Jia MD; Sun, Jian-fang MD; Zeng, Xue-si MM; Liu, Yi MD; Jiang, Yi-qun MD; Li, A-mei; Song, Ya-li MD

American Journal of Dermatopathology: June 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - pp 387-390
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e3181986cfe
Extraordinary Case Report

Mucinous eccrine nevus (MEN) is a rare variant of eccrine nevus, characterized by a proliferation of normal eccrine structure surrounded by mucin deposits. We report herein the eighth case of mucinous eccrine nevus in the literature, with abundant mucin deposits not only in the stroma surrounding the eccrine glands but also in the superficial dermis. The literature is reviewed.

From the Department of Pathology, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing, China.

Reprints: Prof Jian-fang Sun, MD, Department of Pathology, Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, No. 12, Jiang-wangmiao Street, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210042, China (e-mail: fangmin5758@yahoo.com.cn).

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.