Case report. Acral lentiginous melanoma or diabetic foot ulcer?


Bristow, Ivan and Metcalfe, Stuart (2008) Case report. Acral lentiginous melanoma or diabetic foot ulcer? Diabetic Foot, 11, (1), 28-35.

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Despite being the rarest form of cutaneous melanoma, acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), is the most common type occurring on the lower extremity. Late presentation and delays in recognising the skin tumour contribute to its poor prognostic profile. This paper highlights a case in which an ALM was misdiagnosed as a diabetic foot ulcer. Practitioner awareness and education is the key to early recognition of this aggressive tumour.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1462-2041 (print)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RL Dermatology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Superseded (SOHPRS)
ePrint ID: 58788
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:41
Contact Email Address: ib@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/58788

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