Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of hidradenocarcinoma: The mayo clinic experience from 1993 to 2013

Stanislav N. Tolkachjov, Thomas L. Hocker, Phillip C. Hochwalt, Michael J. Camilleri, Christopher J. Arpey, Jerry D. Brewer, Clark C. Otley, Randall K. Roenigk, Christian L. Baum

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hidradenocarcinoma (HAC) is a rare malignant adnexal neoplasm with reported metastatic potential and undefined optimal treatment. OBJECTIVE: To review clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with HAC treated with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective chart review of patients with HAC treated by MMS at Mayo Clinic from 1993 to 2013, recording patient demographics, tumor characteristics, MMS stages to clearance, follow-up, recurrence, metastasis, and mortality. RESULTS: Ten patients underwent MMS for HAC more than 20 years. The average age was 62.8 years, with 6 females and 4 males. Occipital scalp was the most common location (40%), followed by extremities (30%) and face (20%). In 5 of 7 cases (71%), "cyst" was the working clinical diagnosis. The average preoperative lesion area was 3.18 cm, with an average of 1.5 MMS stages required for clearance. Mean postoperative follow-up was 7 years (range, 5-205 months). No tumors treated with MMS recurred, metastasized, or led to disease-related mortality. CONCLUSION: Mohs micrographic surgery seems to be a useful treatment modality for HAC. This is the largest reported series of HAC treated with MMS with long-term follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-231
Number of pages6
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 13 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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