Recurrence of digital papillary invasive adenocarcinoma

Nadeem Chaudhry, Abid Qureshi, Rutva Shah, Asad Razzaq, Brittni J. Clopton, Romulo Genato, Philip Xiao

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Adenocarcinoma is extremely uncommon in the digits with an incidence of 0.08 per 1 000 000 people per year, known as digital papillary adenocarcinoma (DPA). This disease is commonly described pathologically as malignancy of the sweat glands. The fundamental histologic characteristics of DPA are the presence of papillary projections in cystic spaces in a multinodular tumor lined by epithelial cells. DPA are often delayed in diagnosis because of either misdiagnosis for benign lesions or underreporting, which can contribute to poor prognosis and metastasis. This report serves to present a case of recurrence observed in primary digital adenocarcinoma and to bring awareness to the topic as concrete management continues to develop.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberrjad296
JournalJournal of Surgical Case Reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2023


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