carcinoma

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Related to apocrine carcinoma: sebaceous carcinoma, apocrine adenoma

carcinoma:

see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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carcinoma

[‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant epithelial tumor.

carcinoma

Pathol
1. any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2. another name for cancer
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Cribriform architecture and polygonal neoplastic cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm are characteristic features of apocrine carcinoma (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X200).
Lipid or glycogen-rich carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma, acinic cell carcinoma, apocrine carcinoma, and cystic hypersecretory carcinoma are primary malignant lesions that may resemble secretory carcinoma morphologically.
Of the 26 cases with known negative lymph nodes, 16 (62%) were invasive ductal carcinomas, 8 (31%) were medullary/atypical medullary carcinomas, 1 was an invasive lobular carcinoma, and 1 was an apocrine carcinoma (Table 2).