Apocrine carcinoma of the face in a 62-year-old Asian man

  • Sarwan Kumar | drsharwan@hotmail.com Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Insitute, Detroit, MI., United States.
  • Syed F. Zafar Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Insitute, Detroit, MI., United States.
  • Ali M. Raufi Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Insitute, Detroit, MI., United States.
  • Elisabeth Heath Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Insitute, Detroit, MI., United States.

Abstract

Apocrine carcinoma (AC) is a rare tumor with heterogeneous presentation. The disease has a highly morbid course and little is known about it. We present an otherwise healthy, 62- year-old Asian male who originally presented with chronic swelling of his left eyelid associated with excessive tears and diminished vision was diagnosed with AC. AC is often challenging to diagnose, yet it is critical to do so as early diagnosis and treatment can maximize patient survival.

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2011-06-30
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Case Reports
Keywords:
apocrine adenocarcinoma, sweat gland carcinoma.
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Kumar, S., Zafar, S., Raufi, A., & Heath, E. (2011). Apocrine carcinoma of the face in a 62-year-old Asian man. Clinics and Practice, 1(3), e50. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e50