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Syringoma : Introduction , Risk , Sign and Symptoms , Treatment


Syringoma may be a 
non-cancerous (benign) bump, usually found on the upper cheeks and lower eyelids of young adults. Syringomas are completely harmless and are caused by the overgrowth of cells from sweat glands (eccrine glands).


Who's at risk?

Syringomas can appear at any age, though they typically 
occur after puberty. Syringomas can develop in people of any race and of either gender, though females are more commonly affected.

Syringomas sometimes run in families. Up to 18% of individuals with mongolism have syringomas. People with DM are more likely to possess a kind referred to as clear cell syringomas.

A less common condition, eruptive syringomas, is more commonly seen in people with darker skin.


Signs and Symptoms

The most common locations for syringomas include:


Ø  Upper cheeks

Ø  Lower eyelids

Ø  Armpits

Ø  Chest

Ø  Abdomen

Ø  Forehead

Ø  Genitalia (penis or vulva)

Syringomas typically appear as small (1–3 mm) flesh-colored-to-yellowish bumps. They usually occur in clusters on each side 
of the body and in an evenly distributed (symmetrical) fashion.

Eruptive syringomas appear as multiple lesions that each one develop at an equivalent time, usually on the chest and abdomen. Syringomas do not itch or cause pain.


Self-Care Guidelines

Any new skin growth should be examined by your doctor so as 
to get an accurate diagnosis.


When to Seek Medical Care

See a dermatologist or another physician if any new growth develops on your skin.


Treatments Your Physician May Prescribe

If the diagnosis of syringoma is suspected, the doctor might want 
to perform a skin biopsy.

The procedure involves:


Ø     Numbing the skin with an injectable anesthetic.

Ø     Sampling a small piece of skin by using a flexible razor blade, a scalpel, or a tiny cookie cutter (called a "punch biopsy"). If a punch biopsy is taken, a stitch (suture) or two could also be placed and can got to be removed 6–14 days later.

Ø     Having the skin sample examined under the microscope by a specially trained physician (dermatopathologist).

If syringoma is diagnosed, no treatment is important 
because it's a benign condition. However, many of us find syringomas cosmetically disturbing and need to possess them removed.

Though there's a risk of scarring, destruction of syringomas is fairly simple and should include:


Ø  Burning (cauterization) with an electric needle

Ø  Cutting out (excision) with a scalpel, scissors, or flexible razor blade

Ø  Carbon dioxide laser treatment

Ø  Procedure to rub out the lesion (dermabrasion)

Ø  Freezing (cryosurgery) with liquid nitrogen



Notice: Please consult your doctor before following any instruction of

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