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Primary apocrine carcinoma of an unusual site
  1. Archit Gupta1,
  2. Mudita Gupta2,
  3. Kavita Mardi3,
  4. Jagdish Gupta4
  1. 1 Department of General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
  2. 2 Department of Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  3. 3 Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
  4. 4 Department of General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Archit Gupta, archit9th{at}


Primary apocrine carcinoma is a rare malignancy most commonly occurring in apocrine dense areas like axilla. There are only about 200 cases reported to date. We report a case of primary apocrine carcinoma present at an unusual site, that is, the arm. A wide local excision of the mass was done and was diagnosed as apocrine carcinoma on histopathological examination and was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. Wide local excision is the treatment required.

  • dermatology
  • oncology
  • general surgery
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  • Contributors AG and MG collected the data. AG wrote the manuscript. JG, KM and MG reviewed the literature and the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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