Background. Microcystic adnexal carcinoma (MAC) is a rare infiltrative cutaneous tumor, but with its locally aggressive nature, high rate of recurrence, and rare metastatic potential, it is an important clinical entity to consider when faced with a nipple lesion. These tumors are frequently misdiagnosed based on superficial biopsy alone. Case Report. This case of a 15-year-old girl with MAC of the nipple demonstrates the importance of having a high index of suspicion in order to obtain a diagnosis, to determine the extent of disease, and to achieve adequate resection before reconstruction. Close clinical observation is recommended due to the possibility of future recurrences. Conclusions. Between the confusing nomenclature, indolent course, and inadequacy of superficial biopsy to achieve an accurate diagnosis, MAC is a clinical entity that the plastic surgeon must be aware of in order to facilitate proper diagnosis and treatment.