Chondroid Syringoma of a Cheek
Chondroid syringoma is an unusual, benign skin appendageal tumor originating from the eccrine and apocrine sweat glands resembling mixed tumors of the salivary glands. It develops as a slow-enlarging, small, cutaneous nodule or mass. The lesions are usually seen in older men on head and neck. This is a clinical report of a 46-year-old lady who presented with a slowly growing nodular protruding mass in a cheek. The clinical and histologic findings of the tumor are demonstrated. The clinician and the pathologist should take into account the tumor among differential diagnosis not to overlook the lesion. Total surgical excision is needed with a long-term follow-up.