Efficacy of Dermoscopy for Detection of Acral Lentiginous Melanoma

Authors

  • CR Madubuko rolimadubuko@yahoo.com
  • EP Kubeyinje 1,2Deparment of Medicine, University of Benin teaching Hospital, PMB 1111, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Acral lentiginous melanoma, Dermoscopy

Abstract

General clinical guidelines may require that suspicious pigmented lesions of the plantar or palmar areas be biopsied for early detection of acral melanoma. We report here a case of acral lentiginous melanoma in a HIV seropositive patient in whom a hyper pigmented plaque was found on the sole. Dermoscopy revealed a parallel ridge pattern on the acral lesion. We suggest that noninvasive dermoscopy may be effective for the early discovery of hidden lesions of acral melanoma

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Published

2020-09-06