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Melanoma of the foot

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, Oct 30, 2009.

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    Management of primary cutaneous melanoma of the hands and feet: a clinicoprognostic study.
    Rex J, Paradelo C, Mangas C, Hilari JM, Fernández-Figueras MT, Ferrándiz C.
    Dermatol Surg. 2009 Oct;35(10):1505-13.
     
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    Melanoma of the feet: misdiagnosed and misunderstood.
    Albreski D, Sloan SB.
    Clin Dermatol. 2009 Nov-Dec;27(6):556-63.
     
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    Development of a practical guide for the early recognition of malignant melanoma of the foot and nail unit.
    Bristow IR, de Berker DA.
    J Foot Ankle Res. 2010 Sep 28;3(1):22.
     
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    Clinical guidelines for the recognition of melanoma of the foot and nail unit
    Ivan R Bristow, David AR de Berker, Katharine M Acland, Richard J Turner and Jonathan Bowling
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2010, 3:25doi:10.1186/1757-1146-3-25
     
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    Prognostic variables and surgical management of foot melanoma: review of a 25-year institutional experience.
    Rashid OM, Schaum JC, Wolfe LG, Brinster NK, Neifeld JP.
    ISRN Dermatol. 2011;2011:384729.
     
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    A rare form of melanoma masquerading as a diabetic foot ulcer: a case report.
    Thomas S, Meng YX, Patel VG, Strayhorn G.
    Case Report Endocrinol. 2012;
     
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    Malignant melanoma on the foot
    Hashmi, Farina
    Dermatological Nursing, Volume 11, Number 3, September 2012 , pp. 40-45(6)
     
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    Melanoma - The wolf in sheep's clothing
     
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    Surgical treatment of primary melanoma.
    Bennàssar A, Ishioka P, Vilalta A.
    Dermatol Ther. 2012 Sep;25(5):432-442.
     
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    Malignant melanoma of the foot in patients with diabetes mellitus--a trap for the unwary.
    Hussin P, Loke SC, Noor FM, Mawardi M, Singh VA.
    Med J Malaysia. 2012 Aug;67(4):422-3.
     
  11. blinda

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    Pt was advised by GP that the `black is only fungus....`:bang:

    I referred for punch biopsy and results were subungual melanoma with Hutchinson sign. Gotta keep an eye out.
     
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    Clinical and histological features of melanoma in adult nigerians.
    Atanda AT, Umar AB.
    West Afr J Med. 2012 Jul-Aug;31(3):149-53.
     
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    Cutaneous malignant melanoma: clinical and histopathological review of cases in a Malaysian tertiary referral centre.
    Pailoor J, Mun KS, Leow M.
    Malays J Pathol. 2012 Dec;34(2):97-101.
     
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    Targeted therapy in melanoma.
    Kudchadkar RR, Smalley KS, Glass LF, Trimble JS, Sondak VK.
    Clin Dermatol. 2013 Mar;31(2):200-8.
     
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    In situ subungual melanoma: digit salvaging clearance.
    Chow WT, Bhat W, Magdub S, Orlando A.
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Feb;66(2):274-6.

     
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    Patient presenting with left arm complaint has hidden melanoma on the sole.
    Prath PE, Aires DJ, Squires S.
    Dermatol Online J. 2013 Jan 15;19(1):13.
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    Melanoma

    Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment-containing cells known as melanocytes.[1] Melanomas typically occur in the skin but may rarely occur in the mouth, intestines, or eye.[1][2] In women they most commonly occur on the legs, while in men they are most common on the back.[2] Sometimes they develop from a mole with concerning changes including an increase in size, irregular edges, change in color, itchiness, or skin breakdown.[1]

    The primary cause of melanoma is ultraviolet light (UV) exposure in those with low levels of skin pigment.[2][3] The UV light may be from either the sun or from other sources, such as tanning devices. About 25% develop from moles.[2] Those with many moles, a history of affected family members, and who have poor immune function are at greater risk.[1] A number of rare genetic defects such as xeroderma pigmentosum also increase risk.[4] Diagnosis is by biopsy of any concerning skin lesion.[1]

    Avoiding UV light and the use of sunscreen may prevent melanoma.[2] Treatment is typically removal by surgery. In those with slightly larger cancers, nearby lymph nodes may be tested for spread. Most people are cured if spread has not occurred. For those in whom melanoma has spread, immunotherapy, biologic therapy, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy may improve survival.[1] With treatment the five-year survival rates in the United States is 98% among those with localized disease and 17% among those in whom spread has occurred.[5] The likelihood that it will come back or spread depends how thick the melanoma is, how fast the cells are dividing, and whether or not the overlying skin has broken down.[2]

    Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Globally, in 2012, it occurred in 232,000 people and resulted in 55,000 deaths. Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of melanoma in the world. There are also high rates in Europe and North America while it is less common in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.[2] Melanoma is more common in men than women.[4] Melanoma has become more common since the 1960s in areas that are mostly Caucasian.[2][4]

    1. ^ a b c d e f "Melanoma Treatment–for health professionals (PDQ®)". National Cancer Institute. June 26, 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
    2. ^ a b c d e f g h World Cancer Report 2014. World Health Organization. 2014. pp. Chapter 5.14. ISBN 9283204298. 
    3. ^ Kanavy HE, Gerstenblith MR (December 2011). "Ultraviolet radiation and melanoma". Semin Cutan Med Surg. 30 (4): 222–8. doi:10.1016/j.sder.2011.08.003. PMID 22123420. 
    4. ^ a b c Azoury, SC; Lange, JR (October 2014). "Epidemiology, risk factors, prevention, and early detection of melanoma.". The Surgical clinics of North America. 94 (5): 945–62, vii. doi:10.1016/j.suc.2014.07.013. PMID 25245960. 
    5. ^ "SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Melanoma of the Skin". NCI. Retrieved June 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
     
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    Malignant skin tumors in benin city, South-South, Nigeria.
    Forae GD, Olu-Eddo AN.
    Oman Med J. 2013 Sep;28(5):311-5.
     
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    Why Is Melanoma So Metastatic?
    Russell R. Braeuer et al
    Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research; Accepted Article
     
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    The Importance of Wound Biopsy in the Accurate Diagnosis of Acral Malignant Melanoma Presenting as a Foot Ulcer
    Natalie C. Yin, Mariya Miteva, Donald S. Covington, Paolo Romanelli, Olivera Stojadinovic,
    International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds December 9, 2013
     
  25. toughspiders

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    Wasn't there talk of Bob Marley succumbing to Acral Lentiginous Melanoma ? Dont know how true it is?
     
  26. Craig Payne

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    indeed:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Marley#Illness_and_death
     
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    Treatment outcomes of advanced stage malignant melanoma in hand and foot after amputation in korean patients.
    Cho K, Jung ST.
    Clin Orthop Surg. 2013 Dec;5(4):314-20.
     
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    Acral lentiginous melanoma: indolent subtype with long radial growth phase.
    Kim JY1, Choi M, Jo SJ, Min HS, Cho KH.
    Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Feb;36(2):142-7.
     
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    A Case of Malignant Melanoma with In-Transit Metastasis That Responded to Intravenous Infusion of Interferon-β.
    Arima M, Iwata Y, Morita Y, Kobayashi T, Sasaki R, Suzuki K, Matsunaga K.
    Case Rep Dermatol. 2014 Mar 7;6(1):74-9.
     
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    Comparison of Anatomic Locations of Cutaneous Melanoma in Men and Women: A Population-Based Study in France.
    Chevalier V, Barbe C, Le Clainche A, Arnoult G, Bernard P, Hibon E, Grange F.
    Br J Dermatol. 2014 Apr 11
     
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    Vaccine improves survival for melanoma
     
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    05/08/2014
     
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    Myriad myPath melanoma test improves the reliability of melanoma diagnosis
    Pivotal clinical validation data presented at the 50th ASCO Annual Meeting
     
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    Malignant Melanoma Presenting as a Nonhealing Heel Ulceration.
    Fussell JN, Troutman DL, Hossler E, Agarwal S.
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2014 May;104(3):295-297.
     
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    A ‘game changer,’ says UCLA’s Dr. Antoni Ribas, the study’s principal investigator

     
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    New prospective clinical utility data presented at the ASDP Annual Meeting
     
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