F 55, left upper eyelid

Fig 1.  Dermal cyst lined by columnar epithelium containing acellular fluid. Note the papillary and solid intracystic epithelial proliferation on the right side

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Fig 2.  Apocrine type epithelium with decapitation secretion lines the papillary projections into the cyst

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  • Diagnosis: Apocrine papillary cystadenoma (Apocrine hidrocystoma)
  • Comment:
  • Benign cutaneous adnexal tumor of apocrine sweat glands, usually in the face.
  • Hidrocystoma with papillary proliferation of the apocrine type epithelium from the cyst wall in the cyst cavity.

 

  • Deba P Sarma, MD
  • Omaha

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