Examples of definitely proved adenomas of the sweat glands are difficult to find in a survey of the literature on this subject. The evidence for the establishment of such a diagnosis in the earlier reports of cases has been chiefly presumptive. Thierfelder1 referred to the previously reported cases of tumors of the sweat glands, among which he included those of Verneuil and of Lotzbeck, as instances of simple hypertrophy; he himself reported a case of suspicious tumor of the sweat glands occurring on the forehead. On removal, this tumor was found to have invaded the bone to the meninges; it was extremely vascular, ample proof of its malignant nature. The patient died within a few days after the operation. Thierfelder assumed that the tumor arose from "sprouts, which in this case certainly have originated during embryonic life."
Hoggan2 reported a case of adenoma of the sweat glands under
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