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Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2010 Oct;17(4):374-6. doi: 10.4103/0974-9233.71595.

Malignant nodular hidradenoma of the eyelid: a rare sweat gland tumor.

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Department Oculoplastic Surgery, Al-Bahar Eye Centre, Ibn Sina Hospital, Safat, Kuwait.


We report a case of malignant nodular hidradenoma in a middle-aged man, who presented with a nodular swelling in the eyelid. The tumor was similar to its benign counterpart but had additional features such as surface ulceration, numerous mitiotic figures, and an infiltrative growth pattern. Malignant forms of hidradenomas are unusual and the possibility this variant should be considered in the differential diagnosis of eyelid tumors.


Eccrine Glands; Nodular Hidradenoma; Sweat Gland Tumor

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