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Subungual melanoma

Introduction: Subungual melanoma

Description of Subungual melanoma

Subungual melanoma (medical condition): Acral lentigous melanoma is the most common variant of skin cancer...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

Subungual melanoma: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Subungual melanoma:

Subungual melanoma as a Disease

Subungual melanoma: 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

Subungual melanoma: Related Diseases

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

Causes of Subungual melanoma

Some of the causes of Subungual melanoma 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 Subungual melanoma (Acral lentiginous melanoma)

Some of the symptoms of Subungual melanoma 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 Subungual melanoma (Acral lentiginous melanoma)

Treatments for Subungual melanoma (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 Subungual melanoma: For more treatment information about Subungual melanoma, see treatment of Acral lentiginous melanoma (Subungual melanoma)

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