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American Journal of Dermatopathology:
Extraordinary Case Reports

Lipomatous Apocrine Mixed Tumor of the Skin

Ohata, Chika M.D.; Hanada, Masato M.D.

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Abstract

The common mesenchymal elements of apocrine mixed tumor of the skin are mucin and chondroid tissue. An apocrine mixed tumor of the skin with extensive adipose content is reported. A 56-year-old Japanese man presented with a subcutaneous mass in the glabella region that was 1 cm in diameter and had developed within the preceding 5 years. Light microscopic examination showed a well-circumscribed and encapsulated subcutaneous tumor composed of tubular structures with apocrine secretion and mucin as well as extensive adipose tissue. This case, in light of another recently reported case, indicates that adipose tissue can be the major mesenchymal element in apocrine mixed tumor of the skin.

© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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