By Gary M. White, MD
The cylindroma is a benign adnexal tumor of eccrine differentiation that usually occurs on the scalp.
- When solitary, it may be sporadic.
- When multiple, it may be part of an inherited syndrome, e.g., Brooke-Spiegler syndrome or familial cylindromatosis.
- The term "turban tumor" has been used to describe multiple cylindromas on the scalp.
- Malignant transformation may rarely occur.
The cylindroma usually presents as a firm, dermal nodule on the scalp in an adult.
Individual tumors may be excised.
Courtesy Michael O. Murphy, MD
Multiple facial cylindromas: A case report. Kumar et al. Dermatology Online Journal 18 (2): 8
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