A case of eccrine porocarcinoma on the scalp

Jae Bin Shin, Na Young Ko, Soo Hong Seo, Aeree Kim, Young Chul Kye, Soo Nam Kim

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Abstract

Eccrine porocarcinoma is a very rare, locally-aggressive, potentially fatal tumor arising from the intraepidermal ductal portion of the eccrine sweat gland. It develops either spontaneously or from a long standing benign eccrine poroma. It usually affects older people and is located most commonly on the lower extremities. We report a case of eccrine porocarcinoma which developed on the scalp of an 82-year-old woman. There was no evidence of metastasis, and the tumor was successfully removed by Mohs micrographic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1084-1087
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume44
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep

Keywords

  • Eccrine porocarcinoma
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Scalp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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