Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma (PCAC), a subtype of sweat gland carcinoma, is an extremely rare malignant neoplasm. Distinguishing an apocrine carcinoma from a breast carcinoma metastasis is difficult even for a pathologist. Most arise in regions of high apocrine gland density like the axilla, and rarely on the scalp and eyelid, but they can occur elsewhere on the skin. Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma of the scalp is a rare malignancy most often reported in the literature as case reports or small case series. The giant form of primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma in the frontal region has not been described in the literature, to the best of our knowledge. There are no established protocols for treatment of primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma. We report a case of a giant primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma localized in the frontal region. A definitive diagnosis of a primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma was established by biopsy with microscopic and immunohisto-chemical analysis. Wide surgical excision and reconstruction with large local transposition flap and split thickness skin grafts for secondary defect were our therapy of choice. Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma is a very rare ma-lignancy, and the giant form has not yet been described. Surgical treatment provided the patient with tumor-free status as well as satisfactory aesthetical appearance and quality of life.
|Number of pages
|Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC
|Published - 2023
- primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma
- surgical treatment