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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 188-190

A rare case of subungual melanoma


Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Biju Vasudevan
Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital, Wanawadi, Pune, Maharashtra - 411 040
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.152526

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A 51-year-old male presented with blackish discoloration of nails of 10 months duration. Examination revealed black dystrophic left thumb finger nail. Detailed examination showed a mass under the dystrophic nail. Hutchinson sign was positive. Histopathology revealed characteristic features of melanoma. A detailed evaluation revealed no features of local or distant metastasis. The entire lesion was then removed surgically along with disarticulation at the interphalangeal joint. Resection-free margin was confirmed. This case is being reported for the rare occurrence of subungual melanoma in the Indian population and also for presentation with a long history of lesion with no evidence of metastasis.


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