Eruptive syringoma: 27 new cases and review of the literature

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2001 May;15(3):242-6. doi: 10.1046/j.1468-3083.2001.00235.x.


Background: Eruptive syringomas are uncommon eccrine sweat gland tumours. Only 64 cases have been reported in the literature.

Objective: Clinical findings of 27 patients with eruptive syringomas were reviewed over a 47-year period.

Results: The tumours appeared as multiple yellow-brown-coloured papules localized on the neck, anterior trunk, axillae, shoulders, abdomen or pubic area. This disorder occurs more frequently among women, and is frequent in the prepubertal as well as in the postpubertal age. The diagnosis was not clinically suspected in most cases.

Conclusions: Eruptive syringomas have to be considered in differential diagnosis of papular dermatosis at any age.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sweat Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Sweat Gland Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Syringoma / diagnosis
  • Syringoma / epidemiology*