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May 1935


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(5):735-759. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460230122017

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Syringoma. Fibroma of the Oral Mucosa. Presented by Dr. E. P. Zeisler.  This woman, aged 41, states that for ten years she has had multiple lesions over the thorax, chiefly in the axillary regions, and on the eyelids.The lesions on the eyelids are the size of a split pea, translucent, whitish and nodular. Those on the chest are discrete, firm, flesh-colored papules. On the oral mucous membrane there is a firm, bean-sized pedunculated tumor.Biopsy material from one of the lesions on the chest was typical of syringoma.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Oliver S. Ormsby: I think that the condition is typical of syringoma, but one does not often see lesions of this type on the face. Multiple benign cystic epithelioma occurs characteristically on the face and is distinct from syringocystadenoma. The former is familial; it begins in early childhood and lasts indefinitely. Syringocystoma occurs usually in females, begins at about

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