Acral lentiginous melanoma misdiagnosed as chronic ulcer: a case report

Hajheydari, Z and Ghasemi, M and Arjmand, A and Aghabarari, F (2007) Acral lentiginous melanoma misdiagnosed as chronic ulcer: a case report. Journal of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, 17 (57). pp. 103-107.

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Abstract

Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is the most common type of cutaneous melanoma which can occur on the palms, soles or beneath the nail plate. Diagnosis of ALM is usually delayed and melanomas can only be diagnosed at advanced clinical stage so the prognosis is often poor. We report a case of Acral lentiginous melanoma which misdiagnosed as chronic ulcer. Chronic lesions even if benign in appearance deserve close observation. Biopsies are required to prevent misdiagnosis, mistreatment and delay in diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acral lentiginous melanoma, chronic ulcer, misdiagnosis
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@mazums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 17:53
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 17:53
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3173

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