Porocarcinoma

Porocarcinoma (eccrine porocarcinoma) is a rare type of malignant eccrine sweat gland tumour, more frequently encountered in the lower extremities (feet & legs). It arises from intraepidermal portion of eccrine sweat glands or acrosyringium.

It represents 0.005-0.01% of all cutaneous tumours. Even though it rarely metastasis at distance, 20% of patients with a porocarcinoma will present with regional lymph node metastases.

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rID: 19406
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Eccrine porocarcinoma
  • Porocarcinomas
  • Eccrine porocarcinomas

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    Case 1: porocarcinoma of the right thigh
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