Eccrine Poroma

Eccrine Poroma

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Eccrine Poroma


Eccrine poroma is a benign tumor of the eccrine sweat glands.  This condition typically occur on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet, but they can also develop on other areas of the body.  Eccrine glands are responsible for regulating body temperature by producing sweat.

The size of eccrine poromas can vary, but they are generally small, measuring a few millimeters to centimeters in diameter.


Eccrine poromas are typically asymptomatic, meaning they do not cause pain or discomfort.  However, some individuals may experience itching or tenderness.

Eccrine poromas usually present as a solitary, slow-growing, pink or reddish-brown nodule or plaque on the skin.  The lesion is often well-defined and may also have a smooth or slightly verrucous (wart-like) surface.


Surgical excision is the primary treatment for eccrine poromas.  The lesion is then removed along with a margin of normal tissue to ensure complete removal.  Recurrence is rare after complete excision.

Eccrine poromas are generally benign and the prognosis is excellent after surgical removal.  Malignant transformation is extremely rare but has been reported in some cases.

Hence, it’s important to consult with a dermatologist or healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management if you suspect the presence of an eccrine poroma or any skin lesion.  Early detection and intervention contribute to a favorable outcome.

Are you suffering from any foot condition?  At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help.  One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track. Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000


We hope you have a feetastic day!

-The Chelsea Clinic and Team



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