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CHONDROID SYRINGOMA OF THE LEG: A RARE MIXED APPENDAGEAL TUMOR

Shubha H V, Vijaya C 

 

ABSTRACT: Chondroid syringoma is an exceedingly uncommon benign mixed skin tumor. The reported incidence is very low accounting for 0.01%-0.098%. This tumor is histologically analogous to pleomorphic adenoma occurring in the salivary gland. It has predilection for head and neck region of the middle-aged men. It usually presents as a slow growing, painless intradermal or subcutaneous nodule. Herein, we present an unusual case of chondroid syringoma in a 48 years old female in a relatively uncommon location. She presented with a slowly growing, painless nodule on the lower lateral aspect of right leg and a diagnosis of chondroid syringoma was rendered based on the histopathological examination of the excised nodular mass. This case describes a rare benign appendageal tumor of skin at an atypical location and also highlights the importance of histopathological examination in arriving at the final diagnosis.

 

KEY WORDS: Chondroid syringoma, Appendageal tumour, Mixed skin tumor, Chondromyxoid, Leg, Pleomorphic adenoma of skin

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 To cite this article:

JShubha. H. V, Vijaya. C. Chondroid syringoma of the leg: a rare mixed appendageal tumor. Int. J. Med. Lab. Res. 2021; 6,3:52-56. http://doi.org/10.35503/IJMLR.2021.6307