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microcystic adnexal carcinoma

Wednesday 25 May 2016



- microcystic adnexal carcinoma :


- The tumor grows very slowly over the course of years
- thin bland cords & tubules
- keratin cysts
- deeply infiltrative
- perineural infiltration
- biphasic malignant sweat duct tumor with ductal and follicular differentiation
- bump or plaque on the upper lip, cheek or chin of older individuals

Differential diagnosis

- desmoplastic trichoepithelioma

See also

- cutaneous tumors

Open references

- Microcystic adnexal carcinoma in a non-Caucasian patient: A case report and review of the literature.
Chen J, Yang S, Chen J, Liao T, Deng W, Li W.
Oncol Lett. 2016 Apr;11(4):2471-2474.
PMID: 27073500 Free