Mucinous carcinoma

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Mucinous carcinoma
Colonic mucinous adenocarcinoma - low mag.jpg
Micrograph of a mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon. H&E stain.
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Mucinous carcinoma is a type of cancer that arises from epithelial cells; these line certain internal organs and skin, and produce mucin (the main component of mucus).[citation needed]

When found within the skin, mucinous carcinoma is commonly a round, elevated, reddish, and sometimes ulcerated mass, usually located on the head and neck.[1]:669

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  1. ^ James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0. 


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