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IP Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Allied Science


Clear cell hidradenoma a rare tumour of face: A case report


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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Baishali Duarah Mehta*

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : XXXX

Print ISSN : XXXX

Article First Page : 64

Article End Page : 65


Abstract

A 42 year old female presented with a nodular swelling in the face of one year duraton. Histopathology of the locally excised tumour reveled clear cell hidradenoma.
Hidradenoma is a rare benign tumour of sweat gland duct origin. It is found in adults with a female preponderance.
The purpose of reporting this case is following:  1): Solid cystic hidradenoma of sweat gland has an incidence rate of 5.1 case /one million people annually, accounting it to be a rare case to be reported.  2): To emphasize the need of including this tumor in differential diagnosis of benign tumours of head and neck; 3): It is a benign adnexeal tumour with clear cells so cutaneous renal cell carcinoma deposits are to be considered in differential diagnosis; 4): Malignant hidradenocarcinoma has a similar presentation with more aggressive clinical course and high degrees of local nodal metastasis. This emphasizes the need of histopathology, radio imaging and in immunocytochemistry in these lesions.

Keywords: Benign tumour of face, Clear cell hydradenoma.