Eccrine Porocarcinoma: Avoiding Diagnostic Delay.

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Skin cancer is the most common cancer within the United States. Reports estimate that 1 in 5 Americans will develop some form of skin cancer. Eccrine porocarcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer of sweat gland origin. Eccrine porocarcinoma is most commonly found on the lower extremities. Clinically it may appear similar to benign skin lesions and it has significant metastatic potential. The authors present a case report with 22 months’ follow-up. It describes a multiyear delay in diagnosis involving 3 specialties, including primary care, dermatology, and wound physical therapy. Information is given on techniques when high-risk cutaneous cancers are suspected or encountered. A multispecialty treatment plan is discussed.Levels of Evidence: Level V.

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