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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 170918, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/170918
Case Report

Apocrine Carcinoma of Breast: A Case Report with Review of the Literature

1Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra 415110, India
2Department of Surgery, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra 415110, India

Received 7 May 2013; Accepted 5 June 2013

Academic Editors: I. A. Chaudhry, H. Kuwabara, and E. Miele

Copyright © 2013 Jyotsna V. Wader et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Apocrine carcinoma is a very rare form of breast malignancy with an incidence of <1% of female invasive breast carcinoma. We report a case of apocrine carcinoma in a 42-year female with marked adenosis showing apocrine metaplasia and discuss the criteria to diagnose apocrine carcinoma with the emerging concept of androgen receptor positivity with its implication on treatment and management of the patient.