Syringomas are a common benign skin lesion that arises from sweat ducts and I occasionally encounter them in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Syringomas appear as yellowish small papules on the eyelids and upper face but can be found in other anatomic areas. There is rare variant of eruptive syringomas in which many occur at once. Syringomas can be seen as a hereditary trait in some families and is also seen in higher incidence in Down Syndrome patients. On histology, syringomas have a unique pattern where they resemble tadpoles. Treatment is very difficult and some options include shave removal, electrodessication and laser ablation.
April 4, 2011
Medically reviewed by Anthony J. Perri, M.D.
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