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endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma

Tuesday 27 December 2016

EMPSGC

Definition: Endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma (EMPSGC) is an underrecognized low-grade carcinoma with predilection to the eyelid.

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- Endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma (EMPSGC)

A series provides histologic evidence for a multistage progression of non-invasive sweat gland neuroendocrine carcinoma to EMPSGC and then to mucinous carcinoma of the eyelid.

The prognosis of EMPSGC and mucinous carcinoma seems good.

Paywall references

- Endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma: twelve new cases suggest that it is a precursor of some invasive mucinous carcinomas.
Zembowicz A, Garcia CF, Tannous ZS, Mihm MC, Koerner F, Pilch BZ.
Am J Surg Pathol. 2005 Oct;29(10):1330-9.
PMID: 16160476