Microcystic adnexal carcinoma

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Microcystic adnexal carcinoma

Microcystic adnexal carcinoma is a rare tumor of the skin that most often develops in the head and neck region, particularly in the middle of the face, though it may occur in the skin of other parts of the body as well.   The average age of diagnosis is 56.   This tumor is often first noticed as a bump or yellowish spot in the skin.  Though microcystic adnexal carcinomas frequently grow into and disturb nearby tissues and is therefore considered an invasive cancer, this type of tumor rarely spreads to more distant parts of the body (metastasizes).  The main treatment for microcystic adnexal carcinoma is Mohs micrographic surgery, which is thought to improve the chances that all of the tumor cells are removed during surgery.
 

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The terms "Microcystic adnexal carcinoma" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Microcystic adnexal carcinoma of the upper lip misdiagnosed benign desmoplastic trichoepithelioma.
 

Author(s): Jan Rustemeyer, Stefan Zwerger, Matthies Pörksen, Klaus Junker

Journal: Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jun;17(2):141-4.

 

Desmoplastic trichoepithelioma (DT) is a benign appendageal tumour predominately localized on the facial skin. The histological diagnosis can be difficult in some cases. Partial malignant transformation of a DT is a rarity and a complete transformation has never been described in literature.

Last Updated: 22 May 2013

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A brownish-grey plaque with ulceration on the nasolabial area: a quiz. Microcystic adnexal carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Yuichi Yoshida, Tatsushi Shiomi, Masahisa Shindo, Yoshiko Suyama, Bin Nakayama, Osamu Yamamoto

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2012 Jan;92(1):109-10.

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2012

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Microcystic adnexal carcinoma of the centrofacial region: a case report.
 

Author(s): G A Beltramini, A Baj, L Moneghini, T Poli, V A Combi, A B Giannì

Journal: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2010 Aug;30(4):213.

 

Microcystic adnexal carcinoma is a rare, locally aggressive neoplasm with both eccrine and follicular differentiation and a high probability of perineural invasion of the centrofacial region. Given the histopathological features of this tumour, early diagnosis is essential for adequate ...

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2011

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The terms "Microcystic adnexal carcinoma" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

MRI of a microcystic adnexal carcinoma of the skin mimicking a fibrous tumour: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): A M Tawfik, A Kreft, W Wagner, T J Vogl

Journal: Br J Radiol. 2011 Jun;84(1002):e114-7.

 

Microcystic adnexal carcinoma of the skin is a very rare malignant tumour arising from the sweat glands. As far as we know, the MRI features of this tumour have not been described in the literature before. In this report we present the MRI features and pathological description of ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2011

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