J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  2003 Jul;44(7):1684-1688.

Chondroid Syringoma of The Eyelid

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ydkim@smc.samsung.co.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
Chondroid syringoma is a rare tumor of the skin which arises from apocrine and eccrine glands. We report a case of chondroid syringoma arising from upper eyelid. METHODS: A 73-year-old man with a slowly growing mass on the center of right upper eyelid. Ocular examination revealed a smooth, firm, well-circumscribed and pink colored nodule measuring 15 by 17 mm in the right upper lid. Well developed superficial vessels were found on the surface of the nodule. Neither tenderness nor ulceration was accompanied. Total excision of the tumor and upper lid reconstruction with posterior auricular skin graft were done. RESULTS: Histologic examination revealed numerous glandular structures which were composed of two layers of epithelium and were scattered in abundant fibromyxoid and chondroid stroma. The histopathological diagnosis was chondroid syringoma. CONCLUSIONS: Since chondroid syringoma may occur in the eyelid, and although uncommon, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of firm and nodular tumors. The surgeon should plan for complete excision to reduce the possibility of recurrence or malignant transformation.

Keyword

Chondroid syringoma; Eyelid; Mixed tumor; Pleomorphic adenoma

MeSH Terms

Adenoma, Pleomorphic*
Aged
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Eccrine Glands
Epithelium
Eyelids*
Humans
Recurrence
Skin
Transplants
Ulcer
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