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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 217-219

Hyaline cell-rich chondroid syringoma of the finger


Department of Pathology, PES Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppam, Bangalore, India

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A S Ramaswamy
52, Vignesh Nilayam, 11th cross, T. C. Palya, K. R. Puram, Bangalore - 560 036
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.80424

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A mixed tumor is a neoplasm that has microscopic features of both epithelial and mesenchymal differentiation. Such mixed tumors are known as pleomorphic adenomas in the salivary glands, and their cutaneous counterparts are called chondroid syringomas. These tumors commonly occur in the head and neck region of middle-aged men. Hyaline cell-rich chondroid syringoma is a rare benign variant of chondroid syringoma composed of cells with eosinophilic hyaline cytoplasm and plasmacytoid features, the origin of which remains elusive. Although very few cases have been reported in literature, it is important to be aware of this entity so as to avoid misdiagnosis on histopathological examination. In this report we present a case of hyaline cell-rich chondroid syringoma occurring in the finger.


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