Mis-diagnosis of a malignant melanoma in the foot

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

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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
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Malignant melanoma
  • Foot


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