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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-79

Tubular apocrine adenoma

Department of Pathology, Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

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Dr. Swagata Dowerah
Department of Pathology, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh - 786 002, Assam
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DOI: 10.4103/2394-2010.160928

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Tubular apocrine adenoma, the apocrine variant of papillary tubulopapillary hidradenoma is a rare well-circumscribed, intradermal benign tumor, with tubular structures showing apocrine differentiation. We present a 40 year female with swelling on the scalp of one year duration measuring 3 x 3.5 x 2 cm. On gross examination, a 2 x 2 x 1.5 cm grayish white mass was seen. H and E stained sections from the tumor mass revealed tubules of various sizes lined by two layers of cells, an outer cuboidal and inner columnar. Some of the tubules showed intraluminal papillary projections without a fibrovascular core. Diagnosis of tubular apocrine adenoma was made. Tubular apocrine adenoma is an unusual entity which may be mistaken for other adnexal tumors both clinically and cytologically. Histopathologic examination is essential for diagnosis.

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