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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9382812, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9382812
Case Report

Diagnostic Workup and Treatment of a Rare Apocrine Hidrocystoma Affecting the Oral Mucosa: A Clinical and Histological Case Report

1Oral Surgery Unit, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Odontostomatology, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Commenda 10, 20122 Milan, Italy
2Department of Anatomic Pathology, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Francesco Sforza 35, 20122 Milan, Italy
3Oral Surgery and Implantology Units, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery and Odontostomatology, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Via Commenda 10, 20122 Milan, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Pier Paolo Poli; ti.iminu@ilop.oloapreip

Received 24 April 2017; Accepted 14 June 2017; Published 11 July 2017

Academic Editor: Mark Darling

Copyright © 2017 Pier Paolo Poli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Apocrine hidrocystomas are rare benign cystic tumors originating from the secretory portion of apocrine sweat glands. To the best of our knowledge, there is no evidence currently available reporting the presence of apocrine hidrocystomas in the oral cavity. Therefore, this case report aims to describe the clinical and histological features of an apocrine hidrocystoma affecting the oral mucosa. A 69-year-old male patient presented with a 1-year history of a solitary, well-circumscribed, submucosal mass in the left posterior buccal mucosa. The clinical examination revealed a yellowish soft, fluctuant, and painless lesion with no clinical signs of erythema or ulcerations of the overlying epithelium. The entire lesion was excised and histopathological analysis confirmed the diagnosis of apocrine hidrocystoma. No recurrence was observed after a 1-year follow-up.