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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-39

"Pure" invasive apocrine carcinoma of the breast with psammoma bodies

Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Kavita Mardi
12-A, Type V Quarters, IAS Colony, Kasumpti, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.95020

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Pure apocrine carcinomas are rare, morphologically distinct type of invasive of breast carcinomas, and represent about 0.5% of all invasive breast cancers. Existence of psammoma bodies (PBs) is extremely rare. Cytological, histological and immunohistochemical features of a case of apocrine carcinoma of the breast with PBs is described in a 56-year-old female. This report emphasizes the rarity of this lesion and supports currently held beliefs about the formation of PBs.

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