Korean J Dermatol.  2000 Apr;38(4):563-565.

A Case of Apocrine Hidrocystoma of the Glans Penis

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Apocrine hidrocystoma is an uncommon benign tumor derived from the secretory segment of apocrine sweat glands and the cyst wall of this tumor consists of columnar to cuboidal cells with a decapitation secretion indicative of apocrine secretion. A 5-year-old boy had a translucent, flesh-colored cystic nodule, 5x2x2mm in size, on the glans penis near the urethral meatus for 4 years. Although apocrine hidrocystoma of the glans penis is very rare, characteristic histopathological features make it easy to diagnose as apocrine hidrocystoma of glans penis, which should be differentiated from the median raphe cyst of the penis.

Keyword

Apocrine hidrocystoma; Glans penis

MeSH Terms

Child, Preschool
Decapitation
Hidrocystoma*
Humans
Male
Penis*
Sweat Glands
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