Microcystic adnexal carcinoma
Other Names for this Disease
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Microcystic adnexal carcinoma appears as a smooth bump or patch that is slightly raised from the surrounding skin. It may be flesh-colored or yellowish, and it increases in size over time. A microcystic adnexal carcinoma may grow into nerves nearby, which can cause discomfort, numbness, tingling (paresthesia), burning, or itching.
Last updated: 7/18/2012
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