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paisley pattern 

paisley pattern image from New Medical Terms

paisley pattern


A term referring to the histologic appearance of microcystic adnexal carcinoma–MAC in which the nests of epithelial cells have a tadpole appearance, which has been fancifully likened to a paisley patterned cloth. MAC is poorly circumscribed, deeply infiltrative and asymmetric, and has variable proportions of

paisley pattern image from New Medical Terms

low power H&E-stained section of microcystic adnexal carcinoma

keratocysts, squamoid or basaloid nests, infiltrating cords, and ductular structures set in a variably hyalinised but usually paucicellular desmoplastic stroma

Differential diagnosis Adenosquamous carcinoma, desmoplastic trichoepithelioma, eccrine epithelioma, metastases of breast and other cancers, morpheaform basal cell carcinoma, (poorly differentiated) squamous cell carcinoma, syringoma, trichoadenoma

Synonym Paisley tie appearance


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