Hidrocystoma

Reviewed 06/2017
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Hidrocystomas, also known as cystadenomas or sudoriferous cysts, are rare, benign cystic growths of sweat glands (1).

  • Typically present as solitary nodules, but multiple hidrocystomas...

DIAGNOSIS

  • Diagnosis is often made clinically.

  • Definitive diagnosis is made by histopathologic examination.

HISTORY

  • Patient will present due to aesthetic concerns.

  • Lesions are asymptomatic.

PHYSICAL EXAM

  • Sin...

TREATMENT

Hidrocystomas are benign lesions, and treatment is for aesthetic purposes. Primary treatment for apocrine and eccrine hidrocystoma >1 cm is surgical excision (2,4)[A]. 
Alert

Basal cell car...

ONGOING CARE

PATIENT TEACHING

Inform patient of the benign nature of this condition. 

PROGNOSIS

  • Prognosis is excellent, with and without treatment.

  • If lesions are surgically excised, there is a high cure ...

REFERENCES

Sarabi K, Khachemoune A. Hidrocystomas—a brief review. MedGenMed.  2006;8(3):57. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
Singh AD, McCloskey L, Parsons MA et al. Eccrine hidrocystoma of the e...

ADDITIONAL READING

  • Ferraz LB, Burroughs JR, Satto LH et al. Three adult cases of orbital hidrocystoma presenting with blepharoptosis. J Clin Med.  2015;4(1):150–158. [View Abstract on OvidInsight...

CODES

ICD10

  • D23.30 Other benign neoplasm of skin of unspecified part of face

  • D23.10 Oth benign neoplasm skin/ unsp eyelid, including canthus

  • D23.39 Other benign neoplasm of skin of other parts of face

  • D23...

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