Malignant eccrine spiradenoma
Other Names for this Disease
- Eccrine spiradenoma, malignant
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Surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible is usually the first step of treatment for malignant eccrine spiradenoma. Both a traditional surgical technique known as wide local excision and the newer Mohs micrographic surgery are thought to be effective for treating this cancer. Additional treatment may include radiation therapy to destroy any cancer cells that might remain after surgery. Though chemotherapy has been used in cases of malignant eccrine spiradenoma, it is thought to be of limited help in treating this disease.
Last updated: 11/14/2011
- Andreoli MT, Itani KM. Malignant eccrine spiradenoma: a meta-analysis of reported cases. American Journal of Surgery. 2011; 201:695-699. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20851376. Accessed 11/8/2011.
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