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Eruptive Syringomas


 

Whenever we hear the term Syringoma we automatically associate it to the those unsightly benign formations around the eyes that people try and cover up by using camuflage make up.

When the same sweat duct superficial growths appear on other parts of the body they are commontly referred to as Eruptive Syringomas. They can appear on the forehead, armpits, neck, belly and almost any part of the body. Like periorbital Syringomas they are completelly bening  and they are only removed for cosmetic reasons. Eruptive Syringomas do not cause any discomfort and are not dangerous as such.

Generaly when it is refered to Syringomas, we refer to the periobital benign formations, those around the eyes. Generally when they appear onother parts of the body they are referred to as “Eruptive syringomas”. Erupptive Syringomas can appear almost on any part of the body however they have been rarely found on the genital area, although some authors maintain that those pubic syringomas should be considered as a differential diagnosis of pubic pruritic papular dermatitis.

Syringoma on the Neck

Syringoma on the Neck

It is corroborated that the condition could be triggered by waxing  Source.  Depilation could induce a subsequent reactive inflammatory process resulting in a hyperplastic reaction of the eccrine (sweat) ducts.

Eruptive syringoma forehead

Eruptive syringoma forehead

According to a recent study in one case the suspect  cause of the triggering of the condition was the use of antiepilectic drugs. Unfortunately once they appear they stay for the entire lifetime of the individual unless they are removed.

 

 

Eruptive Syringomas on armpits

Eruptive Syringomas on armpits

Eruptive Syringomas present themselves as successive crops of small flesh-colored papules on the anterior body surfaces. It generally occurs in the peripubertal period (Preteen). Treatment of this benign condition is cosmetic only also because eruptive Syringomas do not generaly cause discomfort.

Eruptive Syringomas was first recognized by Darier and Jaquet in 1887.  Although eruptive syringomas can develop on various sites of the body, instances of widespread involvement, known as generalized eruptive syringoma, are rare.

Eruptive Syringomas

Eruptive Syringomas

Eruptive syringomas can appear abruptly in adult life, as a crop of multiple lesions typically on the chest or lower abdomen. Most people with eruptive syringomas are Asian or dark skinned.

Eruptive Syringomas on Neck

Eruptive Syringomas on Neck