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Fine needle aspiration cytology of apocrine mammary carcinoma: Report of five cases
Nagarekha Kulkarni1
1Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, Karnataka, India.

Article ID: 100003OCYNK2012
doi:10.5348/ocy-2012-3-CS-2

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Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary - 583104
Karnataka
India
Phone: 08392-257700; Mob: +919449463366
Email: nagarekhaphaniraj1970@gmail.com

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Kulkarni N. Fine needle aspiration cytology of apocrine mammary carcinoma: Report of five cases. Oncyocytology 2012;2:6–9.


Abstract
Introduction: Apocrine carcinoma (AC) is an uncommon variant of breast carcinoma. The incidence of apocrine carcinoma is approximately 4% of mammary carcinomas.
Case Series: In this study five cases of apocrine breast carcinoma were identified. Three cases of apocrine breast carcinoma with infiltrating (IF) AC and two cases with intraductal (ID) AC. The cytologic featuers showed large malignant cells with vesicular, eccentrically placed nucleus, macronuclei and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and were diagnosed as apocrine mammary carcinoma. The diagnosis was confirmed by reviewing histopathology slides.
Conclusion: Apocrine carcinoma is a distinct morphologic entity with a natural history similar to that of non-apocrine ductal carcinoma. It needs to be distinguished from benign apocrine metaplastic lesions pre-operatively, so that appropriate treatment can be given to the patient.

Key Words: Apocrine carcinoma, Infiltrating duct carcinoma, Intraductal

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Author Contributions:
Nagarekha Kulkarni - Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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The corresponding author is the guarantor of submission.
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Authors declare no conflict of interest.
Copyright:
© Nagarekha Kulkarni 2012; This article is distributed the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any means provided the original authors and original publisher are properly credited. (Please see Copyright Policy for more information.)



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