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VERMA, Shyam B.. Multiple apocrine hidrocystomas: a confusing clinical diagnosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.2, pp.260-263. ISSN 0365-0596.

This is a case report followed by a short review of literature of apocrine hidrocystomas. A 67 year old lady came to this clinic with multiple translucent, asymptomatic papulocystic lesions on the face which got worse in summer. A biopsy showed a single cystic cavity lined by two layers of small cuboial epithelial cells was seen. Apocrine differentiation characterised by decapitation secretion was seen. A diagnosis of multiple apocrine hidrocystomas was made. Treatment can be attempted with individual excision of lesions or lasers. Topical atropine and scopolamine too have been tried with variable success. Our patient did not wish any treatment once the benign nature of the condition was confirmed.

Keywords : Apocrine glands; Face; Hidrocystoma.

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