Cystic Eccrine Spiradenoma of the Finger Mimicking a Ganglion

Summary: We report a rare case of cystic eccrine spiradenoma in the finger. A 46-year-old man presented with a cystic mass in his left index finger. Clinical assessment along with the investigation pointed toward a diagnosis of a ganglion. However, excisional biopsy of the mass revealed histopatholo...

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Main Authors: Khalid F. Jaber, MBChB, Albert S. Yoon, MBChB
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer 2014-01-01
Series:Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Global Open
Online Access:http://journals.lww.com/prsgo/Fulltext/2014/01000/Article.6.aspx
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spelling doaj-07df7869c4f846309ff7b4854c64ef472020-11-24T22:36:33ZengWolters KluwerPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Global Open2169-75742014-01-0121e9510.1097/GOX.0b013e3182a9531201720096-201401000-00006Cystic Eccrine Spiradenoma of the Finger Mimicking a GanglionKhalid F. Jaber, MBChB0Albert S. Yoon, MBChB1From the Department of Orthopaedics, Bundaberg Base Hospital, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.From the Department of Orthopaedics, Bundaberg Base Hospital, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.Summary: We report a rare case of cystic eccrine spiradenoma in the finger. A 46-year-old man presented with a cystic mass in his left index finger. Clinical assessment along with the investigation pointed toward a diagnosis of a ganglion. However, excisional biopsy of the mass revealed histopathological findings of cystic eccrine spiradenoma. Very few cases of eccrine spiradenoma have been reported in the hand and none of them were cystic in consistency. We believe that this case will draw the surgeon’s attention to the possibility of unusual differential diagnoses in the evaluation and treatment of cystic lumps in the hand.http://journals.lww.com/prsgo/Fulltext/2014/01000/Article.6.aspx
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author Khalid F. Jaber, MBChB
Albert S. Yoon, MBChB
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Albert S. Yoon, MBChB
Cystic Eccrine Spiradenoma of the Finger Mimicking a Ganglion
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Global Open
author_facet Khalid F. Jaber, MBChB
Albert S. Yoon, MBChB
author_sort Khalid F. Jaber, MBChB
title Cystic Eccrine Spiradenoma of the Finger Mimicking a Ganglion
title_short Cystic Eccrine Spiradenoma of the Finger Mimicking a Ganglion
title_full Cystic Eccrine Spiradenoma of the Finger Mimicking a Ganglion
title_fullStr Cystic Eccrine Spiradenoma of the Finger Mimicking a Ganglion
title_full_unstemmed Cystic Eccrine Spiradenoma of the Finger Mimicking a Ganglion
title_sort cystic eccrine spiradenoma of the finger mimicking a ganglion
publisher Wolters Kluwer
series Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Global Open
issn 2169-7574
publishDate 2014-01-01
description Summary: We report a rare case of cystic eccrine spiradenoma in the finger. A 46-year-old man presented with a cystic mass in his left index finger. Clinical assessment along with the investigation pointed toward a diagnosis of a ganglion. However, excisional biopsy of the mass revealed histopathological findings of cystic eccrine spiradenoma. Very few cases of eccrine spiradenoma have been reported in the hand and none of them were cystic in consistency. We believe that this case will draw the surgeon’s attention to the possibility of unusual differential diagnoses in the evaluation and treatment of cystic lumps in the hand.
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