Eccrine porocarcinoma: Clinical-pathological study of 19 cases in the instituto nacional de enfermedades neoplásicas, Lima - Peru

Sandro Casavilca, Anny Lama, Melvy Guerrero, Lydia R. Essary, Raúl Mantilla, Luis Cano, Carlos Barrionuevo

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Abstract

In order to describe the clinical-pathological characteristics of the cases of Eccrine Porocarcinoma (EP) found in the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN), a cross-sectional study was carried out, including all EP cases recorded between 1998 and 2009. A revision of the clinical-pathological records indentified and a new reading of the pathology slides of the cases found were performed. 19 EP cases were found, the median age of which was 64 years (range: 37-98). EP was primarily found on male patients (57.9%) and was most commonly located on the foot (21.1%), followed by the head, thorax and thigh (15.8%, respectively). In one case, EP was located on the gluteal region, and showed an unusually invasive behavior and rectal involvement. We conclude that EP is a rather uncommon entity in Peru. Its most common location is on the foot and it affects mostly male patients for the most part.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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