Eccrine Neoplasms – Spiradenoma

April 5th, 2011

Spiradenomas are rare benign sweat gland tumors that usually occur on the chest, neck, face and scalp and I occasionally encounter them in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics.  Spiradenomas typically occur as solitary 1cm or larger nodules.  The skin covering Spiradenomas appears normal as the lesion is very deep in the skin.  Some Spiradenomas are painful but they may be asymptomatic.  The most common age range of Spiradenomas is between early teens and age 40.  Occasionally, Spiradenomas are hereditary and can be multiple.  Treatment for Spiradenomas is surgical excision.