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Malignant nodular hidradenoma of the eyelid: a rare sweat gland tumor.

Al Baghli A, Reddy SS, Reddy MA - Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol (2010)

Bottom Line: We report a case of malignant nodular hidradenoma in a middle-aged man, who presented with a nodular swelling in the eyelid.The tumor was similar to its benign counterpart but had additional features such as surface ulceration, numerous mitiotic figures, and an infiltrative growth pattern.Malignant forms of hidradenomas are unusual and the possibility this variant should be considered in the differential diagnosis of eyelid tumors.

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Affiliation: Department Oculoplastic Surgery, Al-Bahar Eye Centre, Ibn Sina Hospital, Safat, Kuwait.

ABSTRACT
We report a case of malignant nodular hidradenoma in a middle-aged man, who presented with a nodular swelling in the eyelid. The tumor was similar to its benign counterpart but had additional features such as surface ulceration, numerous mitiotic figures, and an infiltrative growth pattern. Malignant forms of hidradenomas are unusual and the possibility this variant should be considered in the differential diagnosis of eyelid tumors.

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Figure 0001: Clinical appearance of the lesion on the right upper lid

Mentions: A 51-year-old man presented to our institute with an enlarging, painless, nodular mass in the right upper lid that began 4 months prior with rapid increase in size over the last 3 months. The mass became significantly prominent over the last month prior to presentation resulting in discomfort, ulceration, and bleeding on manipulation. Physical examination revealed a solitary mass in the middle third of the right upper eyelid, overhanging the lid margin that was 9 mm × 12 mm in size, pinkish, firm, fleshy with small-dilated blood vessels on the surface with central ulceration and crusting [Figure 1]. The mass was underlying the right upper lid skin extending beyond the lash line without invading the palpebral conjunctiva. It was firm to hard in consistency and tender to the touch and did not appear to extend to the deeper underlying tissues. There was no regional aurical, cervical, or submandibular lymphadenopathy. The remainder of the ocular and general physical examination including examinations of the liver and lungs was normal. Basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma was suspected on the basis of the clinical examination. A biopsy was sent to the pathology service.


Malignant nodular hidradenoma of the eyelid: a rare sweat gland tumor.

Al Baghli A, Reddy SS, Reddy MA - Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol (2010)

Clinical appearance of the lesion on the right upper lid
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0001: Clinical appearance of the lesion on the right upper lid
Mentions: A 51-year-old man presented to our institute with an enlarging, painless, nodular mass in the right upper lid that began 4 months prior with rapid increase in size over the last 3 months. The mass became significantly prominent over the last month prior to presentation resulting in discomfort, ulceration, and bleeding on manipulation. Physical examination revealed a solitary mass in the middle third of the right upper eyelid, overhanging the lid margin that was 9 mm × 12 mm in size, pinkish, firm, fleshy with small-dilated blood vessels on the surface with central ulceration and crusting [Figure 1]. The mass was underlying the right upper lid skin extending beyond the lash line without invading the palpebral conjunctiva. It was firm to hard in consistency and tender to the touch and did not appear to extend to the deeper underlying tissues. There was no regional aurical, cervical, or submandibular lymphadenopathy. The remainder of the ocular and general physical examination including examinations of the liver and lungs was normal. Basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma was suspected on the basis of the clinical examination. A biopsy was sent to the pathology service.

Bottom Line: We report a case of malignant nodular hidradenoma in a middle-aged man, who presented with a nodular swelling in the eyelid.The tumor was similar to its benign counterpart but had additional features such as surface ulceration, numerous mitiotic figures, and an infiltrative growth pattern.Malignant forms of hidradenomas are unusual and the possibility this variant should be considered in the differential diagnosis of eyelid tumors.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department Oculoplastic Surgery, Al-Bahar Eye Centre, Ibn Sina Hospital, Safat, Kuwait.

ABSTRACT
We report a case of malignant nodular hidradenoma in a middle-aged man, who presented with a nodular swelling in the eyelid. The tumor was similar to its benign counterpart but had additional features such as surface ulceration, numerous mitiotic figures, and an infiltrative growth pattern. Malignant forms of hidradenomas are unusual and the possibility this variant should be considered in the differential diagnosis of eyelid tumors.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus