Dermoscopy of Nodular Hidradenoma, a Great Masquerader: A Morphological Study of 28 Cases

Patricia Serrano, Aimilios Lallas, Luis Javier Del Pozo, Isil Karaarslan, Carolina Medina, Luc Thomas, Christian Landi, Giuseppe Argenziano, Pedro Zaballos

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Background: Nodular hidradenoma is an uncommon, benign, adnexal neoplasm of apocrine origin which is a clinical simulator of other tumours. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphological findings of a large series of nodular hidradenomas under dermoscopic observation. Methods: Dermoscopic examination of 28 cases of nodular hidradenomas was performed to evaluate specific dermoscopic criteria and patterns. Results: The most frequently occurring dermoscopic features were: (1) in 96.4% of cases, a homogeneous area that covered the lesion partially or totally, the colour of which was pinkish in 46.4% of cases, bluish in 28.6%, red-blue in 14.3%, and brownish in 10.7%; (2) white structures were found in 89.3% of cases; (3) in 82.1% of cases, vascular structures were also observed, especially arborising telangiectasias (39.3%) and polymorphous atypical vessels (28.6%). Conclusion: Nodular hidradenomas represent a dermoscopic pitfall, being difficult to differentiate clinically and dermoscopically from basal cell carcinomas and melanomas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-82
Number of pages5
JournalDermatology
Volume232
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

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Acrospiroma
Dermoscopy
Telangiectasis
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Blood Vessels
Melanoma
Neoplasms
Color
Observation

Keywords

  • Adnexal tumour
  • Dermoscopy
  • Nodular hidradenoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Serrano, P., Lallas, A., Del Pozo, L. J., Karaarslan, I., Medina, C., Thomas, L., ... Zaballos, P. (2016). Dermoscopy of Nodular Hidradenoma, a Great Masquerader: A Morphological Study of 28 Cases. Dermatology, 232(1), 78-82. https://doi.org/10.1159/000441218

Dermoscopy of Nodular Hidradenoma, a Great Masquerader : A Morphological Study of 28 Cases. / Serrano, Patricia; Lallas, Aimilios; Del Pozo, Luis Javier; Karaarslan, Isil; Medina, Carolina; Thomas, Luc; Landi, Christian; Argenziano, Giuseppe; Zaballos, Pedro.

In: Dermatology, Vol. 232, No. 1, 01.02.2016, p. 78-82.

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Serrano, P, Lallas, A, Del Pozo, LJ, Karaarslan, I, Medina, C, Thomas, L, Landi, C, Argenziano, G & Zaballos, P 2016, 'Dermoscopy of Nodular Hidradenoma, a Great Masquerader: A Morphological Study of 28 Cases', Dermatology, vol. 232, no. 1, pp. 78-82. https://doi.org/10.1159/000441218
Serrano P, Lallas A, Del Pozo LJ, Karaarslan I, Medina C, Thomas L et al. Dermoscopy of Nodular Hidradenoma, a Great Masquerader: A Morphological Study of 28 Cases. Dermatology. 2016 Feb 1;232(1):78-82. https://doi.org/10.1159/000441218
Serrano, Patricia ; Lallas, Aimilios ; Del Pozo, Luis Javier ; Karaarslan, Isil ; Medina, Carolina ; Thomas, Luc ; Landi, Christian ; Argenziano, Giuseppe ; Zaballos, Pedro. / Dermoscopy of Nodular Hidradenoma, a Great Masquerader : A Morphological Study of 28 Cases. In: Dermatology. 2016 ; Vol. 232, No. 1. pp. 78-82.
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