Treatment of eccrine porocarcinoma with metastasis to the parotid gland using intensity-modulated radiation therapy: a case report

J Med Case Rep. 2010 May 22;4:147. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-4-147.

Abstract

Introduction: Cutaneous eccrine porocarcinomas are uncommon malignant tumors of the sweat gland.

Case presentation: A 76-year-old Caucasian man presented to our hospital with a left temporal mass. We describe a case of eccrine porocarcinoma with metastasis to the parotid gland with special emphasis on the role of surgical resection and adjuvant radiation therapy.

Conclusion: Besides surgical resection, little is known about the role of adjuvant therapy in managing eccrine porocarcinomas. Radiation therapy should be considered within a multidisciplinary approach in patients with primary or recurrent eccrine porocarcinomas.