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Article
June 1989

Late-Onset Syringomas of the Upper Extremities Associated With a Carcinoid Tumor

Author Affiliations

Clinique Dermatologique Hotel Dieu 6 Place Daviel 13002 Marseille, France; Laboratoire d'Anatomie Pathologique Faculté de Médecine 13015 Marseille, France

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(6):848-849. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670180120026
Abstract

To the Editor.—  Syringomas limited to the extremities have rarely been discussed in the literature.1 In 1982, Van den Broek and Lundquist2 reported an unusual case of syringomas in a 52-year-old man. The authors emphasized two very unusual features: the exclusive and symmetrical localization of the syringomas on the distal forearms, and their very late occurrence. No similar case has been reported since. We report a new case of this very unusual variant of syringomas, observed concomitantly with a carcinoid tumor of the lung.

Report of a Case. —  A 70-year-old man was seen in March 1984 because of a 1-year history of an acquired asymptomatic eruption on both forearms. Physical examination revealed multiple grouped and symmetrical 4-mm yellow-brown papules over all the flexural face of the forearms (Fig 1). No similar lesions were noted elsewhere on the skin. A biopsy of a papule showed typical features of

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