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 Key Points
*Condition consists of harmless sweat duct tumors frequently clustered on the eyelids or other parts of the body.
*A syrnigoma is a skin-colored or yellowish firm rounded bump.
*Condition manifests typically in adolescence, more frequently on women then men.

Syringomas are harmless sweat duct tumors. They are most often found in clusters on the eyelids but they may also arise elsewhere on the face, in the armpits, umbilicus, upper chest and vulva. A syringoma is a skin colored or yellowish firm rounded bump, less than 1/8 of an inch in diameter. They start to appear in adolescence and are more common in women than men. There is sometimes another affected member of the family. Eruptive syringomas appear suddenly in adult life, as a crop of multiple lesions typically on the chest or lower abdomen. Most patients with eruptive syringomas are Asian or dark skinned.

Differential Diagnosis (Other conditions with similar appearance)
Acne Vulgaris
Apocrine Hidrocystoma
Basal cell carcinoma
Colloid Milium
Cowden Disease
Cutaneous Tuberculosis
Sebaceous hyperplasia
Steatocystoma Muliplex

Key Points
*Skin biopsies of the lesions are the best method for diagnosing syringomas.

Skin biopsies of the lesions are the best method for diagnosing syringomas as the skin biopsy appearance under a microscope is characteristic. There are small ducts with comma-like tails, looking like tadpoles in the skin.

Key Points
*Syringomas are often treated by electrosurgery or laser.

Syringomas are often treated by electrosurgery or laser. This may or may not prove successful and can result in small scars. If they recur, they can be treated again the same way.

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