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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2007;41(6): 424-426.
Solid Variant of Mammary Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma.
Ji Eun Kwon, Yoon Hee Lee, Ju Yeon Pyo, Sang Kyum Kim, Byeong Woo Park, Woo Ick Yang
1Department of Pathology, Brain Korea 21 Project for Medical Science, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea. wiyang9660@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
2Department of Surgery, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare type of breast carcinoma and this tumor makes up less than 0.1% of all mammary carcinomas; ACC is known to show a relatively favorable prognosis. Among a variety of microscopic growth patterns of mammary ACC, a solid variant is the rarest and this can cause diagnostic difficulties. We present here a case of a solid variant of mammary ACC that occurred in the right breast of a 40-year-old woman who was initially diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. We discuss the histological and clinical characteristics of this case.
Key Words: Carcinoma; Adenoid cystic; Breast