Syringoma is a benign tumour derived from acrosyringium, the intraepidermal portion of eccrine/apocrine sweat ducts.
They are largely asymptomatic tumours and are predominantly of cosmetic significance.
Syringomas are typically localized to the eyelids of middle-aged women; however, other sites include the ventral surface of the trunk, forehead, neck, axillae, abdomen and rarely the penis, vulva, buttocks, moustache area and scalp .
A classification scheme has been proposed by Friedman and Butler identifying 4 variants of syringoma: a localized form, a form associated with Down syndrome, a familial form and a generalized form (encompassing multiple and eruptive syringomas). Incidental Syringomas of the Scalp in a Patient with Scarring Alopecia. Case Rep Dermatol. 2015 Jul 24;7(2):171-7.