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Year : 2017 | Month : July | Volume : 11 | Issue : 7 | Page : ED06 - ED07

Chondroid Syringoma: Fine-needle Aspiration Cytology of a Rare Entity at an Unusual Site

Sangeeta Lamba, Annu Nanda, Uma Kumar

1. Senior Specialist and Head, Department of Pathology, ESIC Hospital, Rohini New Delhi, India. 2. Professor, Department of Pathology, ESIC Hospital, Rohini, New Delhi, India. 3. Specialist, Department of Pathology, ESIC Hospital, Rohini, New Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Uma Kumar,
Room No. 128, Department of Pathology, ESIC Hospital, Sector 15, Rohini, New Delhi-110089, India.


Chondroid syringoma, also known as benign mixed tumour of the skin, is a rare benign adnexal tumour. It is a biphasic tumour, composed of both epithelial and mesenchymal components and constitutes <0.01% of all primary skin tumours. It is mostly located in the head and neck region, followed by the hand, foot, axillary region, abdomen, penis, vulva and scrotum. The arm is a rare site of involvement. Making a correct diagnosis of chondroid syringoma is important to guide the clinician in optimal management. We present a case of chondroid syringoma on the left arm in a 37-year-old male. Fine-needle aspiration was performed and diagnosed as chondroid syringoma, which was confirmed on histopathology. This case highlights the importance of considering chondroid syringoma in the evaluation of subcutaneous swellings of the arm and the role of Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) in diagnosing this uncommon tumour.


Benign mixed tumor, Cytology, Skin

How to cite this article :

Sangeeta Lamba, Annu Nanda, Uma Kumar. CHONDROID SYRINGOMA: FINE-NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY OF A RARE ENTITY AT AN UNUSUAL SITE. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 July [cited: 2017 Sep 20 ]; 11:ED06-ED07. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/28405.10135

Date of Submission: Mar 16, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Mar 31, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Apr 27, 2017
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2017


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