Squamous cell carcinoma of the finger masquerading as an abscess. Case report.
AffiliationDepartment of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton,, Ireland.
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/*diagnosis/pathology/surgery
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CitationScand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg. 2000 Mar;34(1):91-2.
JournalScandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery /, Nordisk plastikkirurgisk forening [and] Nordisk klubb for handkirurgi
AbstractA 43-year-old man presented with an abscess on his left ring finger, which recurred despite multiple drainage procedures. Histological examination of the lesion was unhelpful; it was only on histopathological examination of the finger after ray amputation that the diagnosis of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma was established. This case illustrates the need to consider malignancy when dealing with chronic finger infections.