ID#: 13432
This image depicts the toes of a patient’s right foot from a dorsal view, revealing a number of lesions involving the regions of the interphalangeal joints, and the nail bed of the big toe. These lesions were subsequently diagnosed as acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM). It is important to note the location of these lesions, and their irregularly-demarcated margins, as well as the Hutchinson’s sign represented by pigmented streaking of the nail bed, all of which are characteristics that should inspire suspicions, as to the classification of these neoplastic changes.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Carl Washington, M.D., Emory Univ. School of Medicine; Mona Saraiya, MD, MPH
Creation Date: 2007
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Links: CDC – Cancer Prevention and Control: Skin Cancer
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.