Apocrine hidrocystoma - External and Internal Eye
The lesions are benign and usually asymptomatic. When multiple lesions are present, they may occur in association with Schöpf-Schulz-Passarge syndrome, an autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by multiple eyelid apocrine hidrocystomas, palmoplantar hyperkeratosis, hypodontia, and hypotrichosis.
Related topic: Eccrine hidrocystoma
D23.10 – Other benign neoplasm of skin of unspecified eyelid, including canthus
254725004 – Apocrine cystadenoma
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Eccrine hidrocystoma – Tends to occur in multiples. They may vary in size with temperature variation.
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Epidermoid cysts (epithelial inclusion cysts)
- Basal cell carcinoma (firmer)
- Blue nevus
- Ductal cysts
- Hordeolum and chalazion
- Seborrheic keratoses
- Melanocytic nevus
- Meibomian keratinous cysts (see meibomitis)
- Squamous papilloma
- Dilated pore of Winer
- Apocrine cystadenoma – Apocrine cystic lesions with true papillary projections histologically.