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Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma – a rare malignant tumor of the sweat glands: two case reports and a review of the literature

Authors Altmann S, Damert H, Klausenitz S, Infanger M, Kraus A

Received 18 July 2014

Accepted for publication 3 November 2014

Published 25 March 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 143—146


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg

Silke Altmann,1 Hans-Georg Damert,1 Stephanie Klausenitz,2 Manfred Infanger,1 Armin Kraus1

1Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, 2Private Institute for Pathology, Magdeburg, Germany

Abstract: Aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinomas are rare malignant tumors often located on the digits of the hand. Due to lack of pain, slow growth, and an inconspicuous appearance, diagnosis is often missed or delayed. We report two cases and review the present literature to give recommendations for diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords: aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma, tumor, sweat glands

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