Eccrine Porocarcinoma of the thigh: A case report
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.