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Picture of Syringomas

Picture of Syringomas

Syringomas are benign tumors that arise from eccrine (sweat glands). They are yellow to brown in color and are 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter. They occur mostly in young women, beginning at puberty. Syringomas tend to occur in groups rather than singly. The condition can run in families. About 20% of cases occur on the eyelids. The growths have a comma-like or "tadpole" shaped appearance. The lesions are unsightly and may cause psychological distress. In these cases, surgical removal may be warranted.

Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Eyelid Syringoma." Eyelid, Conjunctival, and Orbital Tumors: An Atlas and Textbook.