Mis-diagnosis of a malignant melanoma in the foot
Cahill, S., Cryer, J.R., Ramesar, K. and Otter, S.J. (2009) Mis-diagnosis of a malignant melanoma in the foot Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 15 (3). pp. 158-160. ISSN 1067-2516
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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.
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