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Question by  rfoltz33 (217)

What is syringoma?

My dermatologist said that I have syringoma and did not take the time to explain what it is.


Answer by  lvraevn (49)

A syringoma is a benign (non-cancerous) bump, usually located on the upper cheek near the eyes. Syringomas are caused by the overgrowth of cells in the sweat glands.


Answer by  PZ (1206)

It is a small bump on the skin caused when a sweat gland becomes overgrown with skin cells. Syringomas are harmless and can be removed using lasers or surgical methods.


Answer by  Lorbeer (304)

Syringomas are little sweat duct tumours, which are harmless. They can be treated easily. They appear mostly around the eye or generally in the face, and are little dots between 1 mm to 3 mm. They can be removed with laser ablation treatment or scissor excision by a dermatologist. Some use trichloroacetic acid to remove them.


Answer by  vsgunnam (222)

They are innocuous tumors formed in the sweat ducts. Though they are usually found on the eye lids, they can also be seen on armpits, umbilicus, or vulva. They are firm rounded bumps, 1-3 mm in diameter and have a color of your skin or an yellowish tinge.

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