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hydradenitis suppurativa axilla

Santosh K Somasundaram, Rajesh K Balasubramanian, Farhad Aref, Shakir Karim, Rajiv Vashisht
Apocrine carcinoma is a rare sweat gland neoplasm with very few cases reported in the published literature. We report a case of primary axillary apocrine carcinoma with later recurrences in both axillae. A 55-year-old man was clinically diagnosed with hydradenitis suppurativa in the right axilla, and after excision of lesion, histology showed metastatic adenocarcinoma of probable breast origin. However, no primary focus was found after extensive work-up except for metastatic lymph nodes in the ipsilateral axilla treated with axillary clearance...
November 2007: International Surgery
Philippe Vignal
Primary breast cancer of ectopic axillary breast tissue is almost never diagnosed preoperatively. When not accompanied by nipple-areolar complex, the mass is often believed to be a lipoma, an enlarged lymph node, or a skin lesion such as a sebaceous cyst or hydradenitis suppurativa. When an axillary mass is found, a percutaneous needle biopsy is mandatory to rule out the diagnosis of cancer in ectopic breast tissue. We describe the sonographic findings of a case of ductal carcinoma in axillary ectopic breast tissue...
December 2005: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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