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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-54

Apocrine hidrocystomas: An unusual case presentation and review of literature


Department of Dermatology, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Khalid Ali Al Hawsawi
Department of Dermatology, King Abdulaziz Hospital, Mecca
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdds.jdds_55_18

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Apocrine hidrocystomas (AHs) are cystic benign lesions of the skin that originates from the apocrine sweat glands. It is usually solitary and occasionally multiple. Herein, we report an unusual case of multiple apocrine hidrocystomas. A 65-year-old Saudi male patient presented with asymptomatic recurrent skin lesions on his face for 2 years. The skin lesions appear during hot weather and regress in cooler temperatures. Skin examination revealed multiple skin-colored papules around both the eyes. Skin biopsy showed normal epidermis. The dermis showed cystic structure lined by columnar epithelium with decapitation secretion and some apical snouts. Based on the above clinicopathological findings, the diagnosis of AHs was made. The patient was reassured.


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