April 18, 2011

| perri dermatology
Medically reviewed by Anthony J. Perri, M.D.

Syringocystadenoma Papilliferum is a benign sweat gland neoplasm that usually arises in a Nevus Sebaceous on the scalp and I only occasionally encounter this skin lesion in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics.  Approximately, 50% of Syringocystadenoma Papilliferum lesions are present at birth and the rest arise later in life.  Syringocytadenoma Papilliferum can also occur unassociated with a Nevus Sebaceous on the trunk or in the groin.  The lesions are usually skin colored and can develop a warty like growth.  In very rare instances, a Syringocystadenoma Papilliferum can degenerate into a malignancy such as a verrucous carcinoma.  Treatment of Syringocystadenoma Papilliferum is with surgical excision.