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Eccrine porocarcinoma of the vulva: a case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21131825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A case of a 48-year-old woman with a 5 cm left vulvar mass that grew over a six month period is presented. Histopathologic examination of the excised mass was diagnostic of malignant eccrine poroma (eccrine porocarcinoma) with in-situ component. Due to the rarity of this tumor (only five vulvar cases previously reported) and its heterogeneous non-specific clinical and histologic features, the tumor often presents as a diagnostic challenge to clinicians and pathologists. The tumor may be mistaken for a metastasis in cases where the tumor cells are poorly differentiated or for a squamous cell carcinoma in cases with extensive squamous differentiation. There is a need for correct diagnosis of this rare entity - so that appropriate therapy can be instituted in a timely manner. The pertinent literature is reviewed highlighting the diagnostic histomorphologic features and the immunohistochemical profile for making the correct diagnosis of eccrine porocarcinoma.
Patrick A Adegboyega
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1538-7151     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214845     Medline TA:  Int J Gynecol Pathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-100     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA.
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