Hidrocystoma D23.L

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Hidrocystoma; Sweat gland cyst

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Robinson AR, 1893

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Transparent cystic papules, which are seen as retention cysts of the eccrine and apocrine sweat glands. However, recent immunohistological investigations have shown that the (still valid) histological differentiation into apocrine and eccrine hidrocystomas can no longer be maintained because some eccrine hidrocystomas express apocrine antigens.

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The distinction between eccrine and apocrine is made here only for historical reasons. A distinction is made between:

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  1. Blugerman G et al (2003) Multiple eccrine hidrocystomas: a new therapeutic option with botulinum toxin. Dermatol Surgery 29: 557-559
  2. De Viragh PA et al (1997) Apocrine cystadenoma, apocrine hidrocystoma, and eccrine hidrocystoma: Three distinct tumors defined by expression of keratins and human milk fat globulin 1 J Cutan Pathol 24: 249-255
  3. Robinson AR (1893) Hidrocystoma. J Cutan Genitourin Dis 11: 293-303


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020