apocrine

Apocrine metaplasia

Apocrine metaplasia describes a change where the cells normally found in a tissue are replaced by cells that resemble the apocrine cells found in the skin. It constitutes a benign (non-cancerous) change. In pathology, metaplasia is the replacement of one type of differentiated cell with another. Apocrine cells, characterized by their large size, round shape, …
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Invasive apocrine carcinoma of the breast

Invasive apocrine carcinoma is a rare type of breast cancer. Although it starts from epithelial cells normally found inside the ducts and glands in the breast, the tumour is made up of large pink cells that resemble the cells normally found in apocrine-type sweat glands in the skin. About this article This article was written …
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Apocrine cells

Apocrine cells are large pink cells with a round nucleus and a prominent central nucleolus. ¬†These cells look pink when examined under the microscope because the cytoplasm (body) of the cell is full of proteins that stick to eosin (a pink dye) in the hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain. These cells normally produce a protein …
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