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.
From the Department of Orthopaedics, Bundaberg Base Hospital, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.
Received for publication August 3, 2013; accepted August 15, 2013.
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Khalid Jaber, MBChB Bundaberg Hospital 271 Bourbong Street Bundaberg Queensland 4670, Australia E-mail: email@example.com
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