Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Eccrine Porocarcinoma of Scalp: an Unusual Malignancy of Sweat Glands

Basheeruddin Inamdar1, Raghavendra Naik1, Naresh Kumar V1, Amith Kumar Chauhan2, Praveen Kumar Reddy3 and Narendra Hulikal1*

1Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), India
2Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), India
3Department of Plastic Surgery, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), India

*Correspondance to: Narendra Hulikal 

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Abstract

Eccrine Porocarcinoma (EPC) is a very rare malignant sweat gland tumor, first described by Pinkus and Mehregan in 1963 as Epidermotropic eccrine carcinoma. The term “eccrine porocarcinoma” was later coined by Mishisma and Morikoin 1969. It is considered as the malignant counterpart of eccrine poroma, a benign tumor of the intraderamal sweat gland. Porocarcinoma is commonly found in elderly, usually in the lower extremities. The scalp is a rare site of affliction. The tumor may present as nodular, infiltrative, ulcerated or polypoid growth. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice. We report a case of EPC of scalp arising from a pigmented eccrine poroma in a 66-year-old male treated with surgery.

Citation:

Inamdar B, Naik R, Naresh Kumar V, Chauhan AK, Reddy PK, Hulikal N. Eccrine Porocarcinoma of Scalp: an Unusual Malignancy of Sweat Glands. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 1865.

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