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January 1981

Hidradenoma Papilliferum of the Eyelid

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Division of Surgical Pathology (Drs Santa Cruz, Prioleau, and Smith), and the Department of Ophthalmology (Dr Smith), Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital, St Louis.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(1):55-56. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650010061028

Hidradenoma papilliferum (papillary hidradenoma) is a benign, usually asymptomatic neoplasm with apocrine differentiation that characteristically occurs in the female anogenital area. It is rare for this neoplasm to be found elsewhere, and, to our knowledge, it has not been described previously in the head and neck region.

Recently, we studied a papillary hidradenoma of the eyelid. We are reporting it herein because of its unusual location and because its histologic pattern might be confused with that of an adenocarcinoma.

Report of a Case  A 45-year-old white woman had a one-year history of a lesion on the right upper eyelid. It had enlarged slowly and had bled intermittently.On examination, the lesion was a small nodule that involved the lid margin, was umbilicated centrally, and had "pearly" borders. The clinical diagnosis was basal cell carcinoma. The lesion was excised.Short Reports usually concern a single case report. Text must be typewritten,

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