Clinical Cases

Acral Lentiginous Melanoma

Acral Lentiginous Melanoma

Published:  17 August 2011


We present a case of acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), a malignant tumor of non-hair-bearing surfaces of the body, typically appearing as an asymmetric brown to black macule on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, nail plates or mucosal surfaces. Prompt clinical diagnosis based on clinical inspection, dermoscopy and biopsy is essential for a rapid treatment to prevent metastasis...

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