Syringocystadenocarcinoma Papilliferum: Successfully Treated With Mohs Micrographic Surgery

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Abstract:

Background.

Syringocystadenocarcinoma papilliferum, a rare sweat gland carcinoma, is the malignant counterpart of syringocystadenoma papilliferum. Objective.

To demonstrate a rare case of syringocystadenocarcinoma papilliferum successfully treated with Mohs micrographic surgery. Methods.

A 60-year-old male presented with two verrucous plaques on his right auricle since childhood. These two plaques became ulcerated, more painful, and pruritic in 1 year. Histopathologic examination revealed syringocystadenocarcinoma papilliferum. Results.

Mohs micrographic surgery with reconstruction of right auricle was performed subsequently. There are no signs of recurrence or metastasis 6 years after operation. Conclusion.

Syringocystadenocarcinoma papilliferum can be successfully treated with Mohs micrographic surgery.

C.-C. CHI, MD, R.-Y. TSAI, MD, and S.-H. WANG, MD HAVE INDICATED NO SIGNIFICANT INTEREST WITH COMMERCIAL SUPPORTERS.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2004.30023.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Chiayi, and 2: Department of Dermatology and Skin Laser Center, Taipei Municipal Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

Publication date: March 1, 2004

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