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axillary secretory carcinoma

Wednesday 6 May 2009

Invasive carcinoma in the axilla may arise from skin appendage glands or ectopic breast tissue or it may be a metastasis. Carcinomas of the skin adnexal glands and breast can be difficult to distinguish from each other as they often display the same patterns of growth.

Tubular, cribriform, papillary, apocrine, mucinous, and adenoid cystic are histologic types of carcinoma seen in the breast and skin appendage glands.

Secretory carcinoma, the most common form of mammary carcinoma in children, has been described as a morphologic pattern of skin adnexal carcinoma.


- Secretory Carcinoma in the Axilla: Probable Origin From Axillary Skin Appendage Glands in a Young Girl. Brandt SM, Swistel AJ, Rosen PP. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Apr 1. PMID: 19342945