An immunohistochemical panel to differentiate metastatic breast carcinoma to skin from primary sweat gland carcinomas with a review of the literature.

@article{RollinsRaval2011AnIP,
  title={An immunohistochemical panel to differentiate metastatic breast carcinoma to skin from primary sweat gland carcinomas with a review of the literature.},
  author={Marian A. Rollins-Raval and Mamatha Chivukula and G. C. Tseng and Drazen Jukic and David J Dabbs},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={135 8},
  pages={975-83}
}
CONTEXT Approximately 25% of patients with breast cancer develop cutaneous metastases. Sweat gland carcinomas (SGCs) account for about 0.05% of all cutaneous neoplasms. Cutaneous metastases of breast carcinoma (CMBCs) (especially the ductal type) can be difficult to distinguish from SGCs. Treatment and prognoses for these 2 types of tumors differ radically, making accurate histologic diagnosis crucial. Although a few studies attempt to differentiate these entities employing immunohistochemical… CONTINUE READING