Eccrine carcinoma : a rare cutaneous neoplasm
1 Department of Pathology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, 30000, Morocco
2 Department of Dermatology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, 30000, Morocco
Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8:15 doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-15Published: 4 February 2013
Eccrine carcinoma is an extremely rare malignancy of the skin with few well documented cases reported in the literature. It is frequently found on the lower extremities, and it equally affects both sexes in the sixth and seventh decade.
In our case, we present a 46- year-old female with a recurring exophytic tumor on the right lower extremity, without local extension.
The initial tumor was biopsied, excised and diagnosed as an eccrine carcinoma.
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