Eccrine acrospiroma

Synonym(s)

Acrospiroma; myoepithelioma; clear cell hidradenoma; clear cell adenoma; cystic hidradenoma; sweat gland adenoma; eccrine sweat gland adenoma

Definition

Tumor of eccrine sweat gland origin, with a predominance of clear cells

Pathogenesis

Unknown

Clinical manifestation

Onset after minor trauma; solitary, flesh-colored dermal papule; occurring most commonly on the scalp, face, and trunk; tendency for central ulceration; occasional malignant degeneration

Differential diagnosis

Basal cell carcinoma; lymphangioma; hemangioma; squamous cell carcinoma

Therapy

Surgical excision*

References

Ishikawa M, Nakanishi Y, Yamazaki N, Yamamoto A (2001) Malignant eccrine spiradenoma: A case report and review of the literature. Dermatologie Surgery 27(i):67-70

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