Eccrine Neoplasms – Cylindroma

April 9th, 2011

Cylindromas are benign Eccrine Neoplasms that typically appear on the face and scalp and I occasionally encounter them in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Cylindromas usually occur as a single lesion and appear as a firm skin colored nodule.  They can be easily mistaken for Pilar Cysts.  There is a genetic condition in which patients develop multiple Cylindromas called Brooke – Spiegler Syndrome.  In rare cases, the entire scalp can be covered with Cylindromas resulting in a “Turban” like appearance.  Treatment of Cylindromas is by surgical excision.