A Painful Step - Pendulating Plantar Eccrine Poroma

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title A Painful Step - Pendulating Plantar Eccrine Poroma
Creator Wollina, Uwe
Hansel, Gesina
Schönlebe, Jacqueline
Temelkova, Ivanka
Tchernev, Georgi
Vojvodic, Aleksandra
Lotti, Torello
Tirant, Michael
Subject Eccrine poroma
Adnexal skin tumors
Description BACKGROUND: Eccrine poroma is a benign tumour of eccrine duct epithelium. The usual clinical presentation is nodular.
CASE REPORT: We present a 78-year-old man with a painful pendulating flesh-coloured malodorous plantar tumour. Differential diagnoses included telangiectatic granuloma, acrochordon, basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, cylindroma, amelanotic melanoma, and verruca. Microbiological investigations identified numerous bacteria including Corynebacterium striatum, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Staphylococcus aureus, Citrobacter koseri. We performed surgery since the tumour hampered his mobility. Histopathology revealed a well-circumscribed tumour composed of cuboidal cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm. Healing was unremarkable.
CONCLUSIONS: Pendulating plantar eccrine poroma is a rare clinical presentation of this benign adnexal tumour. Often asymptomatic, in some cases the tumour may become painful. Because of the bacterial colonisation, it could lead to deep soft tissue infections. Malignant transformation is possible. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice.
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Date 2019-05-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2019.464
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 7 No. 18 (2019): Sep 30 (Global Dermatology); 2988-2990
Language eng
Relation https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2019.464/3933
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Uwe Wollina, Gesina Hansel, Jacqueline Schönlebe, Ivanka Temelkova, Georgi Tchernev, Aleksandra Vojvodic, Torello Lotti, Michael Tirant

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