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Introduction: ALM

Description of ALM

ALM (medical condition): Acral lentigous melanoma is the most common variant of skin...more »

See also:

Acral lentiginous melanoma:
  »Introduction: Acral lentiginous melanoma
  »Symptoms of Acral lentiginous melanoma
  »Causes of Acral lentiginous melanoma
  »Treatments for Acral lentiginous melanoma

ALM as a Disease

ALM: Another name for Acral lentiginous melanoma (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Acral lentiginous melanoma
  »Symptoms of Acral lentiginous melanoma
  »Causes of Acral lentiginous melanoma
  »Treatments for Acral lentiginous melanoma

ALM: Related Diseases

ALM: ALM is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of ALM

Some of the causes of ALM are included in the list below:

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

Symptoms of ALM (Acral lentiginous melanoma)

Some of the symptoms of ALM incude:

  • Dark pigmented area on soles
  • Dark pigmented area on palms
  • Dark streaks along fingernail
  • Dark streaks along toenail
  • Darkened base of nail

Treatments for ALM (Acral lentiginous melanoma)

Treatments for ALM (Acral lentiginous melanoma) include:

  • 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

Treatment of ALM: For more treatment information about ALM, see treatment of Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM)

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