Acral lentiginous melanoma mimicking benign disease: the Emory experience.

@article{Soon2003AcralLM,
  title={Acral lentiginous melanoma mimicking benign disease: the Emory experience.},
  author={Seaver Lee Soon and Alvin R Solomon and Diamondis J Papadopoulos and Douglas R. Murray and Barbara McAlpine and Carl V Washington},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={183-8}
}
BACKGROUND Plantar and subungual melanoma exhibits a higher misdiagnosis rate relative to other anatomic sites. Misdiagnosis and delay in diagnosis are statistically associated with poorer patient outcome. Awareness of atypical presentations of acral melanoma may, thus, be important to decrease misdiagnosis rates and improve patient outcome. METHODS We conducted a retrospective case review of plantar or lower-extremity subungual melanoma performed at Winship Cancer Center, a tertiary care… CONTINUE READING

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