Hidrocystomas - A Brief Review

Khashayar Sarabi, BS, MSIV; Amor Khachemoune, MD, CWS


September 06, 2006


Hidrocystomas are benign cystic lesions that typically occur in the facial region. Eccrine and apocrine hidrocystomas comprise the 2 main groups. Their clinical diagnosis requires knowledge of their differentiating characteristics in order to rule out other benign cystic lesions, and a biopsy must be obtained for histologic study. Management of hidrocystomas mainly involves simple needle puncture; however, other treatments such as electrodessication, anticholinergic creams, carbon dioxide vaporization, and laser treatment have all shown success in treating different types of hidrocystomas.


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