Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

David Cassarino, MD, PhD

Adenoid cystic carcinoma at low magnification shows a dermal-based basaloid neoplasm with numerous cribriform spaces image containing basophilic mucin and showing a prominent Swiss cheese-like pattern.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma frequently shows perineural invasion, which accounts for its high local recurrence rate. Here, a large central nerve image is surrounded by multiple tumor cords and ducts.



  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC)


  • Primary cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma


  • Rare adnexal tumor showing prominent cribriform pattern and perineural invasion

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

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