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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-18

Microcystic adnexal carcinoma of face a rare aggressive pathology


1 Department of Dentistry, Pandit Raghunath Murmur Medical College, Baripada, Odisha, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India

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Punyasloka Pati
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, SCB Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack - 753 007, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/oji.oji_8_17

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Microcystic adnexal carcinoma (MAC) is an uncommon, locally aggressive, malignant cutaneous tumor having pilar and eccrine differentiation and most commonly occurs in the head and neck region but rare among skin cancer. It is characterized by slow, but locally aggressive growth pattern with infiltration into surrounding structures which is characterized by a combination of keratinous cysts in the upper dermis, islands, and strands of small basaloid, benign-appearing keratinocytes or squamous cells in the deeper dermis within a dense desmoplastic stroma, and areas of ductal differentiation. We report a case of MAC of right cheek in a 50-year-old male patient with diagnostic challenges. MAC may include in the differential diagnosis list of slowly growing tumors of the face.


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