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Syringoma and Recurrence

Syringoma Recurrence

Syringoma can reoccur after removal. Therefore, when you are selecting the Syringoma removal treatment, you should consider the possibility of recurrence, because this can happen even when the removal has been carried out appropriately. In fact, even if the Syringoma have been removed properly by using peels, lasers, electrofulguration, etc. They can reappear a few months after the cosmetic treatment. According to a published study, the recurrence rate, measured two months after treatment, was nearly 15% of the total number of people who underwent removal with a CO2 cosmetic laser. The recurrence rate is expected to increase 6 months to a year after removal.

Recurrence is an issue in Syringoma Removal. Unfortunately one cannot be sure that once removed, the Syringoma will not reappear.

Looking at the causality of Syringoma, this appears to be familial. Also, Syringoma (both Periorbital and Eruptive) appear during puberty and they do not go away unless removed.  Syringoma Removal can be very frustrating due to the recurrence rate. The only study we could find shows that  2 months after  CO2 laser treatment (menaning removal by laser ablation) of periorbital syringoma, nearly 15% showed no improvement. This means that despite the complete ablation of the syringoma two months later the syringoma returned in 15% of the total cases in the study.

And Again this was the only study that we could find on Syringoma recurrence.  It is assumed that the recurrence rate is even higher 2 months’ time after removal . In other words if the recurrence rate was found to be 15% two months after complete removal this percentage rate could have increased in 6 months to a year. However, we do not have access to the data of any study beyond the 2 months’ mark period.

Therefore there is no guarantee that after complete removal  Syringoma will not recur. For this reason most of those who undergo Syringoma removal will require to undergo further sessions as these unsightly lesions reappear.