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Bilateral axillary apocrine nevi--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16758779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Apocrine glands are tubular glands, which function as scent glands. These are found at only a few sites like the axillae and anogenital region. They are present as modified glands in the external ear canal (ceruminous glands), in the eyelid (Moll's glands) and in the breast (mammary glands). Occasionally, apocrine glands are found on the face, in the scalp and on the abdomen where they are usually small and non-functional. Apocrine glands develop their secretory portion and become functional only at puberty. Tumours of these glands involving only apocrine tissue are very rare. We present an uncommon case of benign apocrine nevi of the axilla, which occurred bilaterally. These nevi are uncommon and only occasional reports are available in literature.
Gayathri P Amonkar; Prashant P Amonkar; Jyoti D Rege
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pathology & microbiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0377-4929     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-08     Completed Date:  2006-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605904     Medline TA:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Dr. A.L. Nair Road, Bombay Central, Mumbai.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / pathology*
Apocrine Glands / pathology*
Axilla / pathology*
Middle Aged
Sweat Gland Neoplasms / pathology*

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