Dermal eccrine cylindroma
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.
benign) tumors that develop from the skin. They most commonly occur on the head and neck and rarely become cancerous (malignant). An individual can develop one or many cylindromas; if a person develops only one, the cylindroma likely occurred by chance and typically is not inherited. They usually begin to form during mid-adulthood as a slow-growing, rubbery nodule that causes no symptoms. The development of multiple cylindromas can be hereditary and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner; this condition is called familial cylindromatosis. Individuals with the inherited form begin to develop many, rounded nodules of various size shortly after puberty. The tumors grow very slowly and increase in number over time.Cylindromas are non-cancerous (
Last updated: 2/18/2015
- Scheinfeld NS. Cylindroma. Medscape Reference. January 13, 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1056630-overview#a0101. Accessed 2/18/2015.
On this page
- Medscape Reference provides information on this topic. You may need to register to view the medical textbook, but registration is free.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Dermal eccrine cylindroma. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.