Monday, 17 July 2017


What are syringomas?

Syringomas are harmless sweat duct cysts. They are most often found in clusters on the eyelids but they may also arise elsewhere on the face, in the armpits, umbilicus and upper chest .

What do syringomas look like?

A syringoma is a skin coloured or yellowish firm rounded bump, one to three millimetres 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 abruptly in adult life, as a crop of multiple lesions typically on the chest or lower abdomen.

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