Mis-diagnosis of a malignant melanoma in the foot

S. Cahill, J.R. Cryer, K. Ramesar, Simon Otter

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Abstract

We report a case of amelanotic malignant melanoma occurring in the nail sulcus of the hallux, which on initial presentation was mistaken for hypergranulation tissue due to an in-growing toenail. We highlight the importance of this differential diagnosis as such lesions can have serious sequelae.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-160
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Nails
Foot
Melanoma
Amelanotic Melanoma
Hallux
Differential Diagnosis

Keywords

  • Malignant melanoma
  • Foot

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Cahill, S. ; Cryer, J.R. ; Ramesar, K. ; Otter, Simon. / Mis-diagnosis of a malignant melanoma in the foot. In: Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2009 ; Vol. 15, No. 3. pp. 158-160.
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Mis-diagnosis of a malignant melanoma in the foot. / Cahill, S.; Cryer, J.R.; Ramesar, K.; Otter, Simon.

In: Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Vol. 15, No. 3, 2009, p. 158-160.

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