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David S Cassarino, Albert Su, Bruce A Robbins, David Altree-Tacha, Seong Ra
BACKGROUND: SOX10 is a newer Schwannian and melanocytic marker that has generated great interest for its relative sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of neural crest-derived tumors. Previous studies with SOX10 have shown positive immunohistochemical expression in cutaneous eccrine glands and negative expression in eccrine ducts, apocrine glands and hair follicles. Thus, we hypothesized that some sweat gland tumors of presumed eccrine origin would be positive for SOX10, whereas apocrine-derived sweat gland tumors would not...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Yan Zhang, Yun-Yi Kong, Xu Cai, Xu-Xia Shen, Jin-Cheng Kong
BACKGROUND: Syringocystadenocarcinoma papilliferum (SCACP) is an exceedingly rare cutaneous adnexal neoplasm. We aimed to investigate the clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic features of SCACP, and to discuss the prognosis of this rare entity. METHOD: We retrospectively collected clinical, pathological and follow-up data of 10 cases with SCACP. RESULTS: There were 8 males and 2 females, with ages ranging from 26 to 74 years. The chest was most frequently involved...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Joana Pardal, Uma Sundram, M Angelica Selim, Mai P Hoang
Knowledge of staining pattern of certain immunostains might be useful in the classification of cutaneous adnexal tumors that can have clinical importance. We studied GATA3 and MYB expression in archival materials of 220 adnexal tumors comprised of sebaceous carcinomas, follicular tumors, apocrine carcinoma, predominantly apocrine tumors, predominantly eccrine tumors, and others including adenoid cystic carcinomas. Nuclear GATA3 expression was seen in 70% (153/220) of cases, including sebaceous carcinoma (93%), apocrine carcinoma (93%), follicular neoplasms (100%), and predominantly apocrine neoplasms (69%), yet only 38% of predominantly eccrine neoplasms...
April 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Sadanori Furudate, Taku Fujimura, Akira Tsukada, Yota Sato, Takanori Hidaka, Kayo Tanita, Yumi Kambayashi, Takahiro Haga, Akira Hashimoto, Setsuya Aiba
Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma (PCAC) is a rare and highly aggressive cutaneous adnexal type of tumor that has a high metastasis rate and a poor prognosis. Although there are several case reports describing the successful treatment of PCAC with chemoradiotherapy or molecular targeting therapy, no standard therapy for the treatment of advanced PCAC has been established yet. Since receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) is expressed in cancers of apocrine origin, leading to immunosuppression at the tumor site, we hypothesized that targeting RANKL with denosumab might be useful for the treatment of PCAC...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
Vikram Prasad, Wynn H Kao, Grace F Kao
Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinomas are uncommon malignant neoplasms that can be difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish histologically from metastatic breast carcinomas. We present the case of a 71-year-old man with a 5-year history of extensive ulcerated plaques on the posterior neck and posterior scalp. Biopsy revealed a poorly differentiated infiltrating adenocarcinoma consistent with either primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma or occult metastatic breast carcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis demonstrated positive staining for cytokeratin (CK) 7, estrogen receptor, and progesterone receptor, and negative staining for p63, podoplanin, CK20, and thyroid transcription factor 1...
December 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Mara Therese P Evangelista, Jeffrey P North
BACKGROUND: Elevated MYB expression has been documented in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), cylindroma, and spiradenoma, but the specificity of this finding is unknown. CD117 and SOX-10 expression also occurs in some cutaneous adnexal tumors. This study assesses MYB, CD117 and SOX-10 expression in cutaneous adnexal tumors. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 184 benign adnexal tumors (140 eccrine/apocrine, 40 follicular and 10 sebaceous), and 30 malignant adnexal tumors was performed with MYB, SOX-10 and CD117 immunostaining...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Jessica Schweitzer, Jennifer Vermeesch, Theresa Zaleski, Megan Iacco, Kent Krach, Jessica Ghaferi, Jenny Cotton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: JAAD Case Reports
Seung-Hee Loh, Yu-Jin Oh, Bark-Lynn Lew, Woo-Young Sim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Keisuke Goto
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the immunoexpression of DOG1, a specific marker expressed in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, in normal skin tissues and cutaneous epithelial tumors. METHODS: DOG1 immunostaining extent, intensity and pattern were evaluated in 69 cutaneous apocrine/eccrine tumors, 11 sebaceous tumors, 46 follicular tumors, 52 keratinocytic tumors and perilesional normal tissues. RESULTS: In normal tissues, DOG1 was expressed strongly in the intercellular canaliculi of eccrine glands, moderately in the myoepithelial cells of mammary and anogenital mammary-like glands, and weakly or not at all in the periphery of sebaceous lobules and the lower layer of epidermis and follicular infundibulum...
November 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Nicola di Meo, Giuseppe Stinco, Alessandro Gatti, Mattia Fadel, Silvia Vichi, Giusto Trevisan
Dear Editor, Apocrine hidradenoma is a rare benign adnexal tumor related to the more common poroma, as they both originate from sweat glands. Hidradenoma usually has an eccrine differentiation, but an apocrine differentiation is possible. Due to its rarity and non-specific clinical appearance it is difficult to differentiate it from other malignant cutaneous lesions. In this challenging task, dermatoscopy could be particularly helpful to better describe, recognize, and differentiate these lesions. Unfortunately, the literature offers only few dermatoscopic descriptions of this rare cutaneous neoplasm...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Mami Fukasawa-Momose, Munenari Itoh, Keigo Ito, Yoshimasa Nobeyama, Hidemi Nakagawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
A Udvardi, B Mayer, B Volc-Platzer, A Rütten
Primary cutaneous cribriform apocrine carcinoma is a distinctive but little known variant of cutaneous apocrine carcinoma with indolent biological behaviour. It should not be mistaken for a cutaneous metastasis of a visceral carcinoma, an adenoid cystic basal cell carcinoma or a primary cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma.
September 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Marta Kogut, Ferdinand Toberer, Alexander H Enk, Jessica C Hassel
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic differentiation between Bowen disease a variant of squamous cell carcinoma in situ (SCCIS) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) can be difficult on the basis of hematoxylin and eosin (routine) staining in small or fragmented biopsy samples. Ber-EP4 staining is diagnostically reliable for differentiation between BCC and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma [Dasgeb et al. Biomark Cancer, 5: 7, (2013); Tellechea et al. Am J Dermatopathol, 15: 452 (1993)]. The objective of this study was to determine the usefulness of Ber-EP4 staining for differentiation of SCCIS from BCC...
April 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Carina M Woodruff, Abbas M Charlie, Kieron S Leslie
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory disease of apocrine gland-bearing skin. Although immunologic derangements, genetic predisposition, obesity, and smoking are likely important factors, the pathogenesis of the disease and the effect of available treatments on disease course have not been fully elucidated. In the absence of proper treatment, chronic inflammation results in diffuse scarring and a wide array of complications, including the development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. This severe and chronic disease can have detrimental effects on self-esteem and quality of life...
December 2015: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Richard B Mertens, Mariza N de Peralta-Venturina, Bonnie L Balzer, David P Frishberg
Initial investigations reported GATA3 to be a sensitive and relatively specific marker for mammary and urothelial carcinomas. Recently, GATA3 expression has been described in several other epithelial tumors. However, there has been only limited investigation of GATA3 expression in cutaneous epithelial tumors. The objective of this study was to examine the immunohistochemical expression of GATA3 in a wide variety of cutaneous epithelial neoplasms. GATA3 expression was evaluated in 99 benign and 63 malignant cutaneous epithelial tumors...
December 2015: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Daniel H Miller, Jennifer L Peterson, Steven J Buskirk, Laura A Vallow, Randy Ta, Richard Joseph, Murli Krishna, Stephen J Ko, Katherine S Tzou
Hidradenocarcinoma is a rare aggressive form of cutaneous adnexal skin carcinoma originating from the sweat gland. Due to its low incidence, prognostic and treatment strategies are still being explored both for primary and advanced disease. This tumor most often presents as either solid or cystic appearing subcutaneous nodules, which may be associated with pruritus or ulceration. To date the mainstay of treatment for local disease has been surgical excision; however, the paucity of historical data available has shown that these tumors often behave aggressively with high rates of local recurrence, metastasis, and poor overall outcomes...
September 7, 2015: Rare Tumors
Ashok Y Kshirsagar, J V Wader, Basavaraj Nagur, Sangeeta Biradar, Jigneshkumar Savsaviya, Trishant Chotai, Aman Agarwal
INTRODUCTIONS: Sweat gland carcinoma is very rare with a reported incidence of less than 0.005% of all tumour specimens resected surgically (Tulenko and Conway, 1965) [1]. CASE REPORT: A sixty year old male patient presented to us with a solitary swelling over the left chest wall since two months. DISCUSSION: Cutaneous apocrine gland carcinoma, a subtype of sweat gland carcinoma, is a very rare malignant neoplasm arising in areas of high apocrine sweat gland density...
2015: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Kyung-Jin Seo, Jae-Jun Kim
Primary cutaneous apocrine gland carcinoma, which is a type of sweat gland carcinoma, is an extremely rare type of cancer. Clinical courses of this type of cancer usually progress slowly but can, occasionally, be associated with rapid progression. This case report describes a 53-year-old Korean man with primary cutaneous apocrine gland carcinoma that arose from an apocrine gland in the areola tissue. The patient visited our hospital because of a large, painful chest wall mass beneath the right nipple. The mass had been present for more than eight years but had grown rapidly over the past few months...
2015: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
José C Cardoso, Eduardo Calonje
Cutaneous adnexal tumours can be a diagnostic challenge for the pathologist. This is particularly true in the case of tumours with sweat gland differentiation, due to a large number of rare entities, a multiplicity of names to designate the same neoplasms and consequent lack of consensus regarding their classification and nomenclature. In the traditional view, sweat gland tumours were divided into eccrine and apocrine. However, this has been challenged in recent years, and in fact many of these tumours may have both eccrine and apocrine variants...
November 2015: Histopathology
Yang Li, Li-li Chen, Bin Li, Xiao-ying Tian, Zhi Li
Cutaneous apocrine carcinoma (AC) is a rare adnexal neoplasm that histologically can mimic breast carcinoma metastatic to the skin or apocrine carcinoma arising in ectopic breast tissue. As extremely rare condition, neuroendocrine differentiation may be observed in AC although its etiology and pathogenesis is still unclear. We report here a case of unusual AC with neuroendocrine differentiation in right labium majus pudenda. A 43-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of an asymptomatic pea-sized brownish nodule in right labium majus pudenda without enlargement of inguinal lymph nodes and bilateral breast nodules...
2015: Diagnostic Pathology
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