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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Apocrine Units

…s “modified,” as so often is asserted. Nor is the breast a “modified apocrine gland” or a “modified sweat gland.” The breast simply is a distinctive region of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, the latter housing a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Traumatic fat necrosis

…rs to edema of the forearm following trauma. Carcinoma of the breast may be simulated by traumatic panniculitis in a woman who is obese. Differential diagnosis clinical Factitious panniculitis is inflicted by the patient and may present itself as sol…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Embryologic Development

…a it emerges on the surface of the skin. Parenthetically, the breast is not an organ per se, but a specialized region of skin and subcutaneous tissue. In sum, the germ in an embryo that gives rise to an infundibuloapocrine-sebaceous follicular unit m…