An easy method for removal of syringoma

Mary E. Maloney, University of Massachusetts Medical School

At the time of publication, Mary E. Maloney was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


Syringomas pose a cosmetic problem in some patients. In the past, surgical removal of large portions of the lower lid or electrodesiccation have been the usual methods of removal. This report describes a technique for individual excision of these tumors that is easily performed as an office procedure using a pair of fine ophthalmologic spring-action scissors and gives excellent cosmetic results.