Noncancerous, Precancerous and Cancerous Tumors

Picture of Syringomas

Picture of Syringomas
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Syringomas are benign adenomas of the eccrine ducts. They are 1- to 2-mm, skin-colored or yellow, firm papules that occur mostly in women, beginning at puberty; they may be familial. The lesions, most often multiple rather than solitary, occur most frequently around the eyelids and on the face, axillae, umbilicus, upper chest, and vulva. The lesions have a specific histologic pattern: many small ducts in the dermis with comma-like tails with the appearance of “tadpoles.” The lesions can be disfiguring, and most patients want them removed; this can be done easily with electrosurgery. This figure shows symmetric eruption of 1-2 mm skin-colored, smooth papules on the upper and lower eylids.

    Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

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