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Eccrine porocarcinoma arising within an area of Bowen disease


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Dr Aoife Lowney, Dermatology Department, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland


Summary Very little is known about the aetiology of eccrine porocarcinoma (EP), a rare malignant sweat-gland tumour. Most reported cases have arisen de novo, or from a benign eccrine poroma. We report an unusual case, in which eccrine porocarcinoma arose at the exact site of pre-existing Bowen disease (BD).

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