Hidradenoma papilliferum

    Article Contributors: 
    Sean Klepper M.D.
    Artur Zembowicz M.D....

    Clinical Features:

    • Benign tumor occurring almost exclusively in the genital area of women.  Rare examples have been reported in other locations and in men.

    Histologic Features:

    • Well-circumscribed dermal nodule
    • Composed of complex branching papillae and tubules
    • The epithelial lining of the papillae and tubules consists of two cell layers: an outer myoepithelial layer and an inner columnar layer which shows decapitation secretion.
    • Nuclear pleomorphism and mitotic activity may sometimes be present, but the circumscribed nature of the lesion should lead to its recognition as a benign neoplasm.
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  • Hidradenoma papilliferum
    Author: Artur Zembowicz M.D. Ph.D.

    Conference: DermatopathologyConsultations.com Teaching Collection