About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
Case Reports in Endocrinology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 502806, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/502806
Case Report

A Rare Form of Melanoma Masquerading as a Diabetic Foot Ulcer: A Case Report

1Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, 1513 East Cleveland Avenue, Building 100, Suite 300A, Atlanta, GA 30344, USA
2Department of Surgery, Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

Received 12 December 2011; Accepted 29 January 2012

Academic Editor: C. Capella

Copyright © 2012 Susan Thomas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. R. Reed, “Acral lentiginous melanoma,” in New Concepts in Surgical Pathology of the Skin, W. Hartmann and R. Reed, Eds., pp. 89–90, Wiley, New York, NY, USA, 1976.
  2. D. A. Hudson, J. E. J. Krige, and H. Stubbings, “Plantar melanoma: results of treatment in three population groups,” Surgery, vol. 124, no. 5, pp. 877–882, 1998. View at Scopus
  3. Y. J. Chen, C. Y. Wu, J. T. Chen, J. L. Shen, C. C. Chen, and H. C. Wang, “Clinicopathologic analysis of malignant melanoma in Taiwan,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 945–949, 1999. View at Scopus
  4. N. M. Luk, L. C. Ho, C. L. Choi, K. H. Wong, K. H. Yu, and W. K. Yeung, “Clinicopathological features and prognostic factors of cutaneous melanoma among Hong Kong Chinese,” Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 600–604, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  5. K. Ishihara, T. Saida, and A. Yamamoto, “Updated statistical data for malignant melanoma in Japan,” International Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 109–116, 2001. View at Scopus
  6. J. A. Al-Maghrabi, A. S. Al-Ghamdi, and H. A. Elhakeem, “Pattern of skin cancer in southwestern Saudi Arabia,” Saudi Medical Journal, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 776–779, 2004. View at Scopus
  7. C. F. Bellows, P. Belafsky, I. S. Fortgang, and D. J. Beech, “Melanoma in African-Americans: trends in biological behavior and clinical characteristics over two decades,” Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 78, no. 1, pp. 10–16, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  8. A. Green, M. McCredie, R. MacKie et al., “A case-control study of melanomas of the soles and palms (Australia and Scotland),” Cancer Causes and Control, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 21–25, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. T. S. Wiecker, H. Luther, P. Buettner, J. Bauer, and C. Garbe, “Moderate sun exposure and nevus counts in parents are associated with development of melanocytic nevi in childhood a risk factor study in 1812 kindergarten children,” Cancer, vol. 97, no. 3, pp. 628–638, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  10. P. Kaskel, P. Kind, S. Sander, R. U. Peter, and G. Krähn, “Trauma and melanoma formation: a true association?” British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 143, no. 4, pp. 749–753, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. I. R. Bristow and K. Acland, “Acral lentiginous melanoma of the foot and ankle: a case series and review of the literature,” Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, vol. 1, no. 1, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  12. S. Metzger, U. Ellwanger, W. Stroebel, U. Schiebel, G. Rassner, and G. Fierlbeck, “Extent and consequences of physician delay in the diagnosis of acral melanoma,” Melanoma Research, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 181–186, 1998. View at Scopus
  13. S. L. Soon, A. R. Solomon, D. Papadopoulos, D. R. Murray, B. McAlpine, and C. V. Washington, “Acral lentiginous melanoma mimicking benign disease: the Emory experience,” Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 183–188, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed · View at Scopus
  14. D. R. Bennett, D. Wasson, J. D. MacArthur, and M. A. McMillen, “The effect of misdiagnosis and delay in diagnosis on clinical outcome in melanomas of the foot,” Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 179, no. 3, pp. 279–284, 1994. View at Scopus
  15. E. Tan, S. H. Chua, J. T. E. Lim, and C. L. Goh, “Malignant melanoma seen in a tertiary dermatological centre, Singapore,” Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 414–418, 2001. View at Scopus