Apocrine hidrocystoma L75.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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apocrine cystadenoma; Apocrine cystadenoma; apocrine sweat gland cyst; Cystadenoma; Cyst of the lid margin; Eyelid cyst; Moll`s gland cyst; sudoriferous cyst; Sweat gland cyst

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Mehregan, 1964

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Apocrine sweat gland retention cyst. The differentiation of cystic sweat neoplasms into "eccrine" and "apocrine" is not always possible. Aprocrine cysts tend to be solitary, eccrine cysts tend to be multiple.

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Dermal, mostly collapsed, secretion-filled epithelial cyst with double-row cubic epithelium. Myoepithelial cells are located at the basal level; luminally there are linear arrangements of cylindrical cells with eosinophilic secretion deposits, a phenomenon typical for apocrine secretion (decapitation phenomenon).

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Excision for cosmetically or functionally disturbing cysts. Good results are also described withCO2 laser therapy. For multiple forms the use of pilocarpine or atropine is described (relatively unsatisfactory results).

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  1. Betti R et al (1994) Bilateral apocrine hidrocystoma of the eyelids. Dermatologist 45: 566-568
  2. del Pozo J et al (2001) Multiple apocrine hidrocystomas: treatment with carbon dioxide laser vaporization. J Dermatologist Treat 12: 97-100
  3. Hölig O et al. (1992) Multiple apocrine hidrokystomas. Nude Dermatol 18: 157-160
  4. Mehregan AH (1964) Apocrine cystadenoma; a clinicopathologic study with special reference to the pigmented variety Arch Dermatol 90: 274-279

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020