Author(s): Metta Raja Gopal1, S. V. Kumar2, K. Lakshmi Kumari3, P. V. S. S. Vijaya Babu4
Eccrine adenocarcinoma of sweat gland is a extremely rare malignant sweat gland tumour. Sweat gland tumours show high female predominance and involve individuals of middle to old age. The diversity of histological finding for diagnosing the type of eccrine tumours contributes to the difficulty in establishing histological prognosis. Herewith we are presenting a 40 year female with multinodular tumours at the superior end of nape of neck, which is slowly growing with no distance metastasis. After routine blood, biochemical and histopathological examination she had been diagnosed as eccrine adenocarcinoma of sweat gland. These tumours are poorly responsive to medical therapy. Wide local excision with tumour free margins offers a reasonable chance of long term survival.