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A Journal on Dermatology

Journal of Istituto Dermatologico San Gallicano
Official Journal of the Associazione Dermatologi Ospedalieri Italiani - A.D.O.I.
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Esperienze Dermatologiche 2016 March;18(1):21-6

language: Italian

Three cases of eccrine poroma and a review of the literature

Massimo NACCA, Gelsomina RONZA, Cristina AMBROSONE, Luigi BOCCIA

Unità Operativa di Dermatologia e Venereologia, Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale e di Alta Specializzazione “Sant’Anna e San Sebastiano”, Caserta, Italia


Eccrine poroma is usually described as a rare benign tumor derived from the most apical portion of the eccrine sweat gland (acrosyringium), even though in Literature it is stated that it can derive from eccrine, apocrine or mixed glands. This article describes three cases of eccrine poroma, chosen due to their particular clinical presentation, unusual onset and difficult clinical diagnosis. Furthermore, the authors discuss possible malignant degeneration and the usefulness of dermoscopy in reaching a more correct diagnosis of this pathology. Lastly, this paper discusses differing opinions, taking into consideration all peculiar aspects published in the Literature.

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