What is the definition of Eccrine Porocarcinoma?

Eccrine porocarcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer that may occur by chance or may develop from a benign (non-cancerous) skin tumor. They affect the eccrine sweat glands, which are the major sweat glands of the body. Eccrine porocarcinoma usually are found in adults older than 60 and appear as a single red elevated solid mass (nodule) or a thickened or elevated lesion (plaque). They are found anywhere on the body, but occur most commonly on the lower limbs, head, and upper limbs. Most people with an eccrine porocarcinoma do not have symptoms; however some individuals may notice bleeding from the tumor or itching. Factors that may increase the risk to develop an eccrine porocarcinoma include family history, suppression of the immune system, and exposure to ultraviolet light or radiation. Treatment usually involves surgery to remove the tumor.

What are the alternative names for Eccrine Porocarcinoma?

  • Porocarcinoma
  • Eccrine porocarcinoma of skin
  • Malignant eccrine poroma
  • Condition: Malignant Eccrine Porocarcinoma (EPC) Involving the Palm
  • Journal: The American journal of case reports
  • Treatment Used: Surgical Excision and Free Flap Reconstruction, Adjuvant Chemoradiation
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report describes a 63-year-old mechanic diagnosed with an eccrine porocarcinoma (EPC) of the palm treated with surgical excision and free flap reconstruction and adjuvant chemoradiation.
  • Condition: Cutaneous Melanoma Metastases and Rare Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Journal: Anticancer research
  • Treatment Used: Electrochemotherapy
  • Number of Patients: 68
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using electrochemotherapy to treat patients with cutaneous melanoma metastases and rare non-melanoma skin cancer.

There are no recent clinical trials available for this condition. Please check back because new trials are being conducted frequently.