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Correspondence
Aug 2011

Complete Response of Metastatic Malignant Hidradenocarcinoma to Capecitabine Treatment

Author Affiliations

†Deceased

Author Affiliations: Departments of Medicine (Dr Lerner), Dermatology (Drs Beckford, Ugent, Goldberg, and Demierre), and Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery (Dr Jalisi), Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

†Deceased

Author Affiliations: Departments of Medicine (Dr Lerner), Dermatology (Drs Beckford, Ugent, Goldberg, and Demierre), and Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery (Dr Jalisi), Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

Arch Dermatol. 2011;147(8):998-999. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.210

Malignant hidradenocarcinoma is a rare locally aggressive eccrine tumor with high metastatic potential.1 Few studies have reported effective therapy for this malignant neoplasm, and in none has a complete response been observed.2,3 We describe a patient with unresectable metastatic malignant hidradenocarcinoma who experienced a durable complete clinical and radiologic response after 3 months of oral capecitabine treatment.

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