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20. Picture of Syringomas

Picture of Syringomas
Image Source: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology Klaus Wolff, Richard Allen Johnson, Dick Suurmond Copyright 2005, 2001, 1997, 1993 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All Rights reserved.

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.

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