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Agminated syringocystadenoma papilliferum: a new clinical presentation of a rare benign adnexal neoplasm


Syringocystadenoma papilliferum is a rare adnexal tumor that often occurs as a solitary tumor in the head and neck region, although occurrences on other anatomical locations have been described. Linear configurations have been described, but an agminated form is a more rare and underreported variant of this tumor. We describe a case of a healthy 10-year old female with agminated syringocystadenoma papilliferum occurring on her left supraclavicular region, with the clinical appearance of grouped molluscum contagiosum papules.Case synopsis

A healthy 10-year-old girl was referred for the treatment of a "collection of molluscum contagiosum" of the left supra clavicular region of several years duration. The lesions were asymptomatic and refractory to cryotherapy. The patient was a healthy girl with no significant systemic findings. Cutaneous exam revealed a clustered group of pink, dome shaped, umbilicated papules over a 1.5 x 1 cm area within the left supraclavicular fossa (Figure 1a).

An excisional biopsy was performed. Routine H&E stained sections revealed cystic epidermal invaginations with papillary projections. The superficial portions of the cyst were lined by stratified keratinizing epithelium, whereas the deeper papillated portion exhibited a double layer of basal-like cells and luminal eosinophilic columnar cells with focal decapitation secretion. The papillary structures contained fibrovascular cores and lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates. A component of hamartomatous follicular growth was not identified (Figure 1b-d.).  A diagnosis was made of agminated syringocystadenoma papilliferum.

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