Adenocarcinoma digitale papillare aggressivo: Descrizione di un caso

Translated title of the contribution: Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma: A case report

Andrea Demarchi, D. Bellis, R. Nunziata, S. Coverlizza

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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 contributionAggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma: A case report
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)447-451
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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