Are syringomas genetic?

A few case reports of syringoma clustering in families have been reported in the medical literature. In these particular families, autosomal dominant inheritance is plausible. However, little is currently known regarding the genetics of syringoma.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might syringomas be treated?

People with syringomas have a variety of surgical treatment options, including high frequency electric current (electrosurgery) and laser surgery. As individuals with syringoma usually do not have symptoms, treatment is typically considered cosmetic. The goal of treatment is to destroy the tumor with little to no scarring or recurrence; however, syringomas may be located deep within the skin (dermis), therefore complete removal is often difficult and recurrence is common.

Last updated on 05-01-20


Syringoma image

An image of syringoma is available on the Visual Dx Health Web site. Click on Visual Dx Health to view the image.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Healthcare Resources

Find a dermatologist

The American Academy of Dermatology has an online tool that can help you find your nearest dermatologist. Click on the link above to access this tool.

Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: American Academy of Dermatology 1445 New York Ave, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Toll Free: 888-462-DERM (3376) Fax : 847-240-1859 Email: Url:
Name: British Association of Dermatologists 19 Fitzroy Square London, UK W1T 6EH
United Kingdom
Phone: 0207 383 0266 Fax : 0207 388 5263 Email: Url:
Name: American Osteopathic College of Dermatology P.O. Box 7525
Kirksville, MO, 63501 , United States
Phone: 660-665-2184 Toll Free: 800-449-2623 Fax : 660-627-2623 Email: Url:

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