Syringomas

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Definition

Syringomas are harmless adnexal tumors derived from the intraepidermal portion of eccrine sweat ducts. Generally, they present as soft, flesh-colored to slightly yellow dermal papules on the lower eyelids of healthy individuals.

Diagnosis

In rare instances, scalp syringomas can produce scarring alopecia, while on occasion, syringomas can be associated with milia and vermiculate atrophoderma.

Treatment

They may be taken out with erbium or carbon dioxide lasers

Symptoms and Signs

Syringomas are skin-colored or yellowish, small, dermal papules and may sometimes appear translucent or cystic.

Causes

Rarely, the patient may have a family history of similar lesions. Syringomas may also rarely be associated with the Brooke-Spiegler syndrome, an autosomally dominant disease characterized by the development of multiple cylindromas, trichoepitheliomas, and occasional spiradenomas. Syringomas may be linked with Down syndrome.

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