Eccrine Porocarcinoma of the thigh: A case report

  • U.U. Nnadozie
  • C.C. Maduba
  • I.F. Ehigiator
  • G.O. Maduwuike
  • N.I. Omoke
  • F.O. Nwokoro


Eccrine Porocarcinoma (EPC) is a rare malignant tumour of the eccrine gland that occurs predominantly in the elderly. We report a 23-year-old female who had a slowly growing lump in the left thigh for 8 months. It spontaneously ruptured and had serosanguinous discharge. The mass was warm, tender and measured 10x6x4cm. A missed diagnosis of subcutaneous abscess was made for which she had incision and drainage. This resulted in a non-healing ulcer. The excision biopsy of the ulcer came out to be EPC. This case highlights the need to maintaining a high index of suspicion for rare tumors like EPC.


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