Axillary lymph node metastases in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast. A rare finding
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the breast is a rare malignant salivary-type neoplasm that has a good prognosis and represents less than 1% of all breast cancers. It is a triple negative carcinoma that presents as a painful mass. The mean age at the time of diagnosis is 50-60 years old. The solid variant of this type of tumour with basaloid features and presence of nodal metastases is very rare and considered to have a more aggressive clinical course. We present a case with presence of axillary lymph node metastases that was successfully treated with no evidence of recurrence one year after the diagnosis and review the literature
KEY WORDS: Adenoid cystic carcinoma - Solid variant - Basaloid - Breast - Mammary - Immunohistochemistry - Lymph node metastases.