Chondroid syringoma of the ear lobule: A unique case

May 7, 2014
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Otoscopic Clinic

Because of the inconspicuous clinical presentation of chondroid syringomas, they are often disregarded; other, more common, differential diagnoses are usually considered.

Chondroid syringomas, also known as mixed tumors of the skin, are highly uncommon, usually benign adnexal neoplasms with an unknown pathogenesis.1 They typically present as slowly growing, asymptomatic masses and are located on the head and neck, with the cheek, nose, and skin above the lip being the most common sites.2 We report a case of a chondroid syringoma localized to the ear lobule-a case whose features, to the best of our knowledge, have never before been reported.

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