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December 1950

HIDRADENOMA OF THE VULVA

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LOS ANGELES

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(6):873-892. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530190107008
Abstract

THE PURPOSE of this paper is to call the attention of dermatologists to a relatively uncommon lesion which usually involves the vulva. Very rarely, however, similar lesions are found in the axilla, on the breast and about the anus. There is only one reference in dermatologic literature to such a condition,1 although Lever mentioned the condition incidentally in several articles which will be referred to later. However, there are numerous publications about this lesion in gynecologic and pathologic literature. The lesion referred to is termed a hidradenoma, adenoma hidradenoides or hidradenoma tubulare. It is an important condition because, although benign, it is often mistaken in both its clinical and histopathologic aspects for an adenocarcinoma.

HISTORICAL REVIEW

Werth2 is generally credited with the first description of hidradenoma of the vulva. It is difficult from his work to verify this priority. However, there is no doubt that the

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