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April 1976

Apocrine Gland Organic Hamartoma (Apocrine Nevus)

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(4):520-522. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630280048013

• A patient had two fleshy, nontender masses, each partially filling an axillary vault. These tumors arose at puberty in normal-appearing axillae. The masses were accompanied by localized hyperhidrosis. Histopathological examination of the lesions showed that the reticular layer of the dermis had been replaced solely by lobular masses of unencapsulated, mature apocrine elements. These very rare tumors are best classified as apocrine gland organic hamartomas, or apocrine nevi. To our knowledge, such a case has never been reported or photographed.

(Arch Dermatol 112:520-522, 1976)

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