By Gary M. White, MD

Cutaneous Focal Mucinosis

Cutaneous Focal Mucinosis is a rare, benign, focal accumulation of mucin in the skin.


A solitary, flesh-colored or translucent papule that may on palpation resemble a tiny bag of water is characteristic. The lesion may appear as a plaque or nodule as well. It is typically 0.4-1.2 cm in diameter. The surface is smooth and the color is either whitish or flesh-colored.


Simple excision or destruction is adequate.

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