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01-12-2009 | Review | Uitgave 1/2009 Open Access

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 1/2009

Dermoscopy as a technique for the early identification of foot melanoma

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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research > Uitgave 1/2009
Auteurs:
Ivan R Bristow, Jonathan Bowling
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1757-1146-2-14) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors' contributions

IB designed the review, performing the literature search and first drafts of the paper. JB undertook subsequent drafting and the addition of clinical photographs. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Malignant melanoma is the most common primary malignant tumour arising on the foot. Where improvements in the prognosis have been observed for patients with melanoma elsewhere on the skin, pedal lesions are still frequently delayed in presentation through neglect or misdiagnosis. Detection of foot melanoma relies on the health care practitioner's skills and observations in recognising early changes. Recent publications have documented the use a dermoscopy as a tool to improve recognition of such suspicious lesions. This paper reviews current literature with a special emphasis of its potential applications on plantar and nail unit melanoma. Data from these studies suggest that the technique is a useful and significant adjunct to clinical examination, which ultimately may lead to earlier recognition of this aggressive tumour.

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