Apocrine hidradenomas (AH) once believed to harbor myoepithelial cells are now considered pure epithelial neoplasms. They are categorized separately from adenomyoepitheliomas which consist of apocrine epithelial and myoepithelial components. Reports of myoepithelial tumors arising in AH have suggested a link between the 2. Our goal was to explore whether cases diagnosed on routine microscopy as AH harbored occult myoepithelial elements, which would be disclosed by an immunohistochemical evaluation. Twenty-nine such cases, derived from a teaching collection of one of the authors, formed the basis of the study. Clinical and demographic data were documented, and morphological details of the cases were recorded. A panel of immunohistochemistry (AE1AE3, CK8/18, epithelial membrane antigen, p63, S100 protein, glial fibrillary acid protein, calponin, alpha actin, and others), designed to identify myoepithelial cells, was used. The population consisted of 14 women and 15 men (mean age 55.8; range 26–82 years). The tumors, located on the head/neck (14), limbs (10), and trunk (5), were solid (2) and solid/cystic (27). They exhibited varied (often combined) cytological elements (clear, squamoid, polygonal, and mucinous cells). On immunohistochemistry, aggregates of myoepithelial cells were identified in 5 (17%) cases. Four were calponin+ and AE1AE3+; they occupied ≤30% of tumor volumes and exhibited fusiform cytomorphology. One was S100 protein+ and AE1AE3+; it occupied 70% of tumor volume and exhibited polygonal cytomorphology. The gradation in the volume of myoepithelial elements disclosed by immunohistochemistry in a subset of our cases suggests that AH and adenomyoepitheliomas exist on a biological continuum of adnexal neoplasia. The diagnostic categorization of lesions with dual elements requires further study, but we propose that the term adenomyoepithelioma be restricted to those in which myoepithelial cells constitute ≥25% of tumor volume.