Skin - nonmelanocytic tumors
Cysts
Apocrine hidrocystoma

Author: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 April 2018, last major update June 2012

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Definition / general
  • Usually face, solitary or multiple, 1 - 3 mm but giant variant (2 cm) also reported
Case reports
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Giant, multiloculated hidrocystomas

Gross description
  • Soft, skin colored, translucent papules
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lined by 2 rows of sweat duct-like epithelium which may have apocrine features (decapitation secretion)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Giant, multiloculated hidrocystoma

Positive stains
Differential diagnosis
  • Eccrine hidrocystoma