Syringoma

A benign (non-cancerous) skin tumor that derives from eccrine cells, specialized cells that are related to sweat glands. The skin lesions usually appear during puberty or adult life, and consist of small bumps one to three millimeters in diameter that form underneath the surface of the skin. The most frequent site is the eyelids and around the eyes, but other areas of the body can also be affected. There may be only one or a few lesions in a localized area, or numerous lesions covering a wide area. Syringomas more frequently affect women and do have an hereditary basis in some, but not all, cases. They are also associated with Down syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Treatment of syringomas can be a problem, depending on their number and location. One method that seems to be effective and creates minimal scarring is the use of a hair removal electric needle; another promising technique uses a CO2 laser.
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A benign, often multiple, sometimes eruptive neoplasm of the sweat gland ducts composed of very small round cysts. [syringo- + G. -oma, tumor]
- chondroid s. a benign tumor of sweat glands with a mucoid stroma showing cartilaginous metaplasia. SYN: mixed tumor of skin.

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syr·in·go·ma .sir-iŋ-'gō-mə n, pl -mas also -ma·ta -mət-ə SYRINGADENOMA

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n.
multiple benign tumours of the sweat glands, which show as small hard swellings usually on the face, neck, or chest. They can be readily treated by diathermy.

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sy·rin·go·ma (sir″ing-goґmə) [syring- + -oma] 1. a benign adnexal adenoma originating from an eccrine duct and consisting of dilated cystic duct segments in a fibrous stroma. Syringomas occur as multiple, small, flesh-colored papules on the face, neck, and upper chest, most often in postpubertal females. 2. syringocystadenoma.

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  • syringoma — n. multiple benign tumours of the sweat glands, which show as small hard swellings usually on the face, neck, or chest. They can be readily treated by diathermy …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • chondroid syringoma — a usually benign tumor originating in the sweat glands, occurring as a solitary, firm, deep seated intradermal or subcutaneous nodule on the head or neck, and characterized by ductal and glandular proliferation …   Medical dictionary

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  • Сиринго́ма — (syringoma; Сиринг + ома) аномалия развития, при которой потовые железы состоят из мелких кист, соединенных короткими тяжами из небольших темных клеток …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • СИРИНГОМА — (syringoma) множественная доброкачественная опухоль протоков потовых желез, характеризующаяся образованием небольших твердых на ощупь уплотнений на лице, шее или груди …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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