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Dermatol Online J. 2005 Aug 1;11(2):17.

Eccrine porocarcinoma (malignant eccrine poroma): a case report.

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Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India.


Eccrine porocarcinoma is a rare malignancy of eccrine sweat gland usually presenting as a long-standing growth on the lower extremity. It is more common in females. It may arise in a pre-existing eccrine poroma. A case presenting as nodular swelling over the dorsum of left hand in a 56-year-old man is described. Cytologic and histologic examination along with flow cytometric analysis is presented.

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