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Acral lentiginous melanoma

Acral lentiginous melanoma: Introduction

Acral lentiginous melanoma: Acral lentigous melanoma is the most common variant of skin cancer seen in dark-skinned people. This form of melanoma appears on the palms of the hands, the soles of the feet, or on nails. Lesions are usually brown, black, or multicolored with irregular borders, and flat or nodular. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acral lentiginous melanoma is available below.

Symptoms of Acral lentiginous melanoma

  • Dark pigmented area on soles
  • Dark pigmented area on palms
  • Dark streaks along fingernail
  • Dark streaks along toenail
  • Darkened base of nail
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Treatments for Acral lentiginous melanoma

  • Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery
  • The biopsy will determine the depth and invasiveness of the melanoma, and will define what the final treatment will be. If the melanoma involves the nail fold and the nail bed, complete excision of the nail unit might be required
  • Final treatment might require wider excision (margins of 0.5 cm or more), digital amputation, lymphagiogram with lymphnode dissection, or chemotherapy
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Acral lentiginous melanoma: Complications

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Causes of Acral lentiginous melanoma

  • Unknown etiology
  • Unlike other forms of melanoma, acral lentiginous melanoma does not appear to be linked to sun exposure
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Acral lentiginous melanoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Acral lentiginous melanoma

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Acral lentiginous melanoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Acral lentiginous melanoma

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Acral lentiginous melanoma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Acral lentiginous melanoma

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Acral lentiginous melanoma: Animations

Prognosis for Acral lentiginous melanoma

Prognosis for Acral lentiginous melanoma: Early detection improves prognosis.

Research about Acral lentiginous melanoma

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Statistics for Acral lentiginous melanoma

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Definitions of Acral lentiginous melanoma:

Acral lentiginous melanoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acral lentiginous melanoma, or a subtype of Acral lentiginous melanoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Related Acral lentiginous melanoma Info

More information about Acral lentiginous melanoma

  1. Acral lentiginous melanoma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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