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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 281-283

Bilateral multiple axillary apocrine hidrocystomas accompanied by apocrine hyperplasia: A rare presentation

1 Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College & Smt. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Mukta Pujani
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi - 110 062
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.134712

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Apocrine hidrocystomas (AHC) are uncommon cystic lesions of apocrine glands and are most often solitary. They are usually found in the head and neck region. Multiple AHC have been rarely reported in the literature usually in the eyelids and face. On extensive search of literature, we came across only a single case report of multiple axillary AHC. We report a case of a 31-year-old female who presented with fullness and discomfort in bilateral axillae, so a clinical diagnosis of bilateral accessory breast was made. However on histopathological examination, it turned out to be bilateral multiple AHC associated with apocrine hyperplasia.

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