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Perianal eccrine adenocarcinoma.
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PMID:  17822569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Eccrine carcinoma is a quite rare malignant tumor that typically arises from a normal sweat gland and that features a rather high recurrence rate subsequent to simple excision. Given its rather poor response to adjuvant therapy, wide excision of the lesion with tumor-free margins may offer a reasonable chance for long-term control of this neoplasm.
CASE PRESENTATION: Herein, we report on an unusual case of perianal eccrine carcinoma, initially presenting as a perianal abscess.
CONCLUSION: Even though eccrine carcinomas would appear to be rare, when dealing with recurrent skin tumors or recurrent perianal fistulas, the possibility of eccrine carcinoma should be considered by consulting clinicians.
Authors:
Tsz-Ho Leung; Henry Hsin-Chung Lee; Shih-Chang Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-09-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgical oncology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1477-7819     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Surg Oncol     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-22     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2012-11-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101170544     Medline TA:  World J Surg Oncol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  100     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Section of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. hhc.lee@gmail.com.
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