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Delay in diagnosis of acral melanoma

  • Author(s): Rheingantz da Cunha Filho, Roberto
  • Matte, Leandra
  • Hohmann Camina, Ricardo
  • et al.
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We report a 41-year-old woman presented with a 4-year history of an exuberant, erythematous tumor, with necrotic appearance of the right distal toe. The histopathology examination showed a nodular-ulcerative melanoma, with bone infiltration. Widespread metastases including the right ovary, peritoneum, and right breast were present. The patient was misdiagnosed for almost 4 years as having onychomycosis, ingrown nail and pyogenic granuloma.

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