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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minerva Stomatologica 2009 July-August;58(7-8):383-87
language: English, Italian
Chondroid syringoma: a rare tumor of orofacial region
Rauso R., Santagata M., Tartaro G., Filipi M., Colella G.
Department of Head and Neck Pathology Oral Cavity and Audio-Verbal Communication Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Chondroid syringoma is a rare tumor arising from the major and minor salivary glands. The incidence of chondroid syringoma is reported to be <0.01% among the primary skin tumors. Eighty percent of the chondroid syringomas are seen in older patients , commonly on head and neck region and mostly on the cheek and nose. The authors report a case discussing the surgical management of a chondroid syringoma and pointing out the importance of including this tumor in the differential diagnosis of small subcutaneous nodules in the head and neck region, in middle-age male patients.