Spiradenocarcinoma of the scalp

Brian W. Russ, Jeffrey Meffert, Richard Bernert

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Spiradenocarcinoma is an exceedingly rare malignant neoplasm with ductal differentiation. Many consider it to be an eccrine neoplasm, and others favor apocrine differentiation. In nearly all cases, spiradenocarcinoma is associated with a benign spiradenoma, with most lesions appearing on the trunk and extremities. We describe a patient who presented with a long-standing and previously asymptomatic scalp nodule that became tender and enlarged. After diagnosis of spiradenocarcinoma, the patient was referred for lymphoscintigraphy, sentinal lymph node biopsy, and Mohs micrographic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-458
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Russ, B. W., Meffert, J., & Bernert, R. (2002). Spiradenocarcinoma of the scalp. Cutis, 69(6), 455-458.