Malignant eccrine acrospiroma: A case report

Ellen Wenzel, Jaytinder Sandhu, Zarko Kajgana, Vishnu Ganta, Rudy Rouweyha

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The authors present a case of seemingly textbook digital osteomyelitis with draining ulceration. Per protocol, specimens were sent to pathology with the intent to verify and identify the offending organisms. Surprisingly, the textbook osteomyelitis returned with a pathological diagnosis of rare sweat gland tumor, malignant eccrine acropsiroma, prompting immediate systemic medical workup and treatment. This case emphasizes the importance of proper laboratory workup of all surgically removed specimens, despite having a "typical" presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012

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