Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 36, Issue 12, pp 1185–1190 | Cite as

Benign hidradenoma: magnetic resonance and ultrasound features of two cases

  • P. J. MullaneyEmail author
  • E. Becker
  • B. Graham
  • D. Ghazarian
  • R. H. Riddell
  • D. C. Salonen
Case Report


Tumors of sweat gland origin are rare in the hand but should be considered in the differential diagnosis when certain imaging features are present. We present a case of nodular hidradenoma of the hand, with previously unreported magnetic resonance imaging features, and a further case in the thigh, both with ultrasound and histopathological correlation. The imaging literature of this tumor is reviewed, and its significance is discussed with respect to the current understanding of its malignant potential.


Hidradenoma Magnetic resonance Ultrasound Sweat gland Tumor 



We would like to thank Mr Anthony Griffin, of the Mount Sinai Orthopedic Research Center, for his help in retrieving pathological and demographic data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Mullaney
    • 1
    Email author
  • E. Becker
    • 1
  • B. Graham
    • 2
  • D. Ghazarian
    • 3
  • R. H. Riddell
    • 4
  • D. C. Salonen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ImagingToronto Western HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Hand SurgeryToronto Western HospitalTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of HistopathologyUniversity Health Network, Toronto General HospitalTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Department of HistopathologyMt Sinai HospitalTorontoCanada

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