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.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malignant melanoma; Foot
Subjects:B000 Health Professions > B600 Health Research
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1016/j.fas.2008.11.006
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Health Professions
ID Code:6261
Deposited By:editor health
Deposited On:02 Nov 2009
Last Modified:16 Jan 2014 16:36

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