ECCRINE SPIRADENOMA

By Gary M. White, MD


The eccrine spiradenoma (ES) is a benign adnexal tumor of sweat gland origin. Malignant transformation may rarely occur.

Clinical

A solitary dermal, firm, flesh-colored or bluish papulonodule in a young adult is most characteristic. These lesions may be painful.

Treatment

This is a benign lesion. It may be left alone (but the patient told of the very low risk of malignant change and if left, call any growth/change etc). Complete surgical excision is also appropriate.

References

Segmental eccrine spiradenoma. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2011 Apr; 4(4): 38–44

Giant eccrine spiradenoma. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2015;81:79-80

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