Other Names for this Disease
- Malignant nodular/clear cell hidradenoma
- Malignant acrospiroma
- Malignant clear cell acrospiroma
- Clear cell eccrine carcinoma
- Primary mucoepidermoid cutaneous carcinoma
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cancer that usually begins as a single spot (lesion) on the skin of the head or neck, but it has also been found on other parts of the body. This type of tumor typically develops in older individuals (after age 40). Each hidradenocarcinoma develops differently over time; some may stay the same size and others grow rapidly. Sometimes it may spread into nearby tissues, or to more distant parts of the body in a process called metastasis. It is not known why some hidradenocarcinomas progress rapidly while others remain stable.Hidradenocarcinoma is a tumor caused by the abnormal growth of cells in a sweat gland. It is a type of
Last updated: 9/25/2013
- Wong A, Mollick DK, Siegel, DM. Eccrine Carcinoma. eMedicine. March 26, 2010; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1101796-overview. Accessed 10/25/2010.
- Gauerke S, Driscoll JJ. Hidradenocarcinoma: A Brief Review and Future Directions. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. May 2010; 134:781-785. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20441512. Accessed 11/17/2011.
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