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Apocrine carcinoma usually arises in the "apocrine areas"--that is, in the axilla.
Cutaneous apocrine carcinomas are rare, and only rare cases of vulvar apocrine carcinoma have been reported in the literature.
The tumor cells may show prominent granular eosinophilic cytoplasm focally and higher nuclear grade, resembling apocrine carcinoma morphology.
Oestrogen receptor-beta1 but not oestrogen receptor-betacx is of prognostic value in apocrine carcinoma of the breast.
The tumor cells of the case of invasive apocrine carcinoma had abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm and large atypical nuclei and were arranged in tubular structures infiltrating fibrous tissue (Figure 12).