Friday, October 21, 2016

Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma under the Microscope

Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma (MAC) is an uncommon, locally aggressive malignant appendage tumor commonly classified as a low-grade sweat gland carcinoma. The tumor usually occurs on the head and neck, particularly the central face. Microcystic adnexal carcinoma shows aggressive local invasion but has little metastatic potential. If MAC is diagnosed too late, it can be inoperable because of its infiltrative growth.

The images below were captured using a biological lab microscope and the Lumenera Infinity 2-5 CCD 5 megapixel microscope camera.

Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma under the microscope using the Lumenera Infinity 2-5 camera.

Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma Perineural (nerve) invasion. Image: Lumenera Infinity 2-5.

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