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.
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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.
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