Aggressive Digital Papillary Adenocarcinoma of the Hand Presenting as a Felon
Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma is a rare eccrine sweat gland malignancy that is frequently misdiagnosed at initial presentation. Histologically, this tumor is similar in appearance to many adenocarcinomas and as such may be diagnosed as a metastatic lesion. We present the case of a patient with digital papillary adenocarcinoma, which was initially diagnosed as a felon. No consensus has been published regarding the treatment of this disease. A review of the diagnosis, pathology, treatment, and adjunctive treatments of aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma are also included.
Bryant JR, Gardner P, Yousif M, Pui JC, Hajjar RT, Haass EA. Aggressive Digital Papillary Adenocarcinoma of the Hand Presenting as a Felon. Case Rep Orthop. 2017;2017:6456342. doi: 10.1155/2017/6456342. Epub 2017 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 28421154; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5379111.