Aim: We describe a case of Aggressive Digital Papillary Adenocarcinoma, a rare skin neoplasm with acral location. Results: The patient, a 66 year old man, presented with an ulcerated mass of the fifth toe of the left foot, 4,4 cm in size. Histologically the tumour was characterized by a solid-cystic structure, with extensive papillary component, comedo necrosis and focal eccrine differentiation. Immunohistochemistry showed diffuse positivity for cytokeratins AE1/AE3 and 7, and, focal staining for Muscle Specific Actin, Vimentin and EMA. Chest CT scan showed the presence of a single pulmonary node, whose cytological features were consistent with a metastatic disease. Conclusions: The clinico-pathological features of the present are similar to those previously reported in the literature and confirms the aggressive nature of this neoplasm.
|Translated title of the contribution||Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma: A case report|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine