Your browser does not support javascript:   Search for gard hereSearch for news-and-events here.

Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Malignant eccrine spiradenoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Eccrine spiradenoma, malignant
  • MES
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.

Treatment

Newline Maker

How might malignant eccrine spiradenoma be treated?

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.[1]
Last updated: 11/14/2011

References
  1. 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.


GARD Video Tutorial

  • Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.

    Finding Treatment Information
Other Names for this Disease
  • Eccrine spiradenoma, malignant
  • MES
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.