Korean journal of dermatology, 45(11):1273-1283, 2006
Korean journal of dermatology; 대한피부과학회지
Background: Various eccrine tumors are rather common diseases in clinicians. However, data on the clinicopathologic features of eccrine tumors in Korea are limited.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics of eccrine tumors in Korea.
Methods: Two hundred and sixty five cases of eccrine tumors, seen from 2002 to 2004 in Korea, were retrospectively analyzed clinically and histopathologically.
Results: The most common eccrine tumors identified within Koreans were syringoma (61%), followed by eccrine poroma (13%), eccrine hidrocystoma (9%), and nodular hidradenoma (6%). Moreover, eccrine tumors were usually found to occur in middle-aged woman as multiple asymptomatic skin-colored papules. The most common site of occurrence was the face (45%), followed by the neck (9%), scalp (5%), foot (5%), abdomen (4%), and vulvar (3%).
Conclusion: The results of this study will be useful and fundamental data on eccrine tumors for clinicians and pathologists.
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