Eccrine porocarcinoma from the abdominal wall in an elderly female: a case report

Rajeswari Mani, Mohamed Javid, Shanthi Ponnandai Swaminathan, Kannan Ross


Eccrine porocarcinoma (EPC) is a rare malignancy arising from the sweat gland. It is commonly seen in elderly female patients. There is no characteristic appearance for this malignancy and so making a clinical diagnosis is difficult. The diagnosis is confirmed by histopathological examination (HPE). Authors present a case of a 53-year-old female who presented with an ulceroproliferative lesion on the left side of the abdominal wall. After the lesion was radiologically ascertained to be localized and having a diagnosis of porocarcinoma from wedge biopsy, a wide local excision was done.  The HPE confirmed the diagnosis of EPC.


Eccrine porocarcinoma, Ulcer proliferative lesion abdominal wall, HPE

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