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December 1969


Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(6):784. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610300134031

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Hidrocystoma. Presented by Alan S. Dana, Jr., MD, and P. B. Holwick, MD.  A 58-year-old Negro woman had had two asymptomatic cystic lesions of the skin near the right eye for several years. They showed no change in size after exercise or exposure to heat. She was in good general health. No other members of the family had similar lesions.A soft, lobulated cystic tumor of skin color and 1 cm in greatest diameter was present above the lateral canthus of the right eye. A smaller lesion below the medial canthus of the right eye had been excised for histopathologic study and was diagnosed hidrocystoma.

Discussion  Dr. James H. Graham: Mehregan (Arch Derm90:274, 1964) used the term apocrine cystadenoma, and Baxter and Helwig at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology studied over 100 of them. Histologic and histochemical studies in our laboratory and elsewhere indicate that they are

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