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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 907980, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/907980
Case Report

Facial Localization of Malignant Chondroid Syringoma: A Rare Case Report

1Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, TR-34098 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 10 December 2012; Accepted 2 January 2013

Academic Editors: R. Yamamoto and D. Yin

Copyright © 2013 Deniz Tural 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

First described by Hirsch and Helwig in 1961, chondroid syringomas (CSs) are rare, benign tumors of the skin arising from the eccrine sweat glands with tumor differentiation in the epithelial and mesenchymal tissues. They most commonly occur in the head and neck, although they may be also found in the axilla, trunk, limbs, and genitalia. The incidence of CS is <0.01% of all primary skin tumors. Malingnant chondroid syringomas (MCS), which are also called malignant mixed tumors of the skin, are extremely uncommon. MCSs commonly involve the limbs and rarely head and neck. In this article, we present a case of malignant chondroid syringoma localized in the face at the left nasolabial region in the light of literature review.