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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 554-557
Rare and unusual occurrence of ectopic hidradenoma papilliferum in maxillofacial region

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saraswati Dental Colleg e and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saraswati Dental Colleg e and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Core Diagnostics Private Limited, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Himanshu Chauhan
Saraswati Dental College and Hospital, House No 14/116, Sector 14, Vikas Nagar, Lucknow - 226 022, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_126_20

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Hidradenoma Papilliferum (HP) is a rare, benign, cutaneous adnexal tumor of middle-aged females arising mainly in the apocrine sweat glands of perianal and genital region. Initially, HP was considered to be an apocrine sweat gland tumor however recent research showed that it descends from the anogenital mammary-like glands, HP can be regarded theoretically as the cutaneous complement of mammary intraductal papilloma. Nongenital HP is an infrequent manifestation, ectopic forms of this entity have been defined with bulk of them occurring on the head and neck region (60%) and 85% of cases being 1.5 cm in the greatest diameter or lesser. Average age of patients with ectopic HP is 1–2 decades older than the age range of onset in patients with anogenital HP. Here, we present a 15-year-old adolescent female with an unusually large, ectopic occurrence of nodular HP on right cheek since 2 years.

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