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

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Case Report

Author Details : Baishali Duarah Mehta*

Volume : 2, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 64-65

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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.

How to cite : Mehta B D, Clear cell hidradenoma a rare tumour of face: A case report. J Otorhinolaryngol Allied Sci 2019;2(3):64-65

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