Korean J Dermatol.  2020 Mar;58(3):196-199.

A Case of Primary Cutaneous Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Chest Wall

  • 1Department of Dermatology, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea


Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a malignant glandular neoplasm that commonly occurs in the salivary glands. Primary cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma (PCACC) is a rare form of ACC that primarily presents on the skin. A diagnosis of a primary tumor arising in the skin can be made only after excluding metastatic deposits from other, more common sites. PCACC tends to infiltrate and recur locally but rarely metastasizes to distant organs and lymph nodes. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a PCACC of the chest wall in Korea. We report this case and literature review to raise awareness of this rare tumor.


Chest wall; Primary cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma
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