Recognizing Amelanotic Melanoma In The Lower Extremity

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Bryan C. Markinson, DPM, FASPD


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Anonymoussays: July 1, 2010 at 9:07 am

The literature states that melanoma in the foot is rare for a specific reason: feet have been neglected by "regular" doctors. Since podiatry has shifted into the surgical realm, I suspect that the incidence of melanoma in the foot will rise.

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Anonymoussays: July 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

Be prepared to be removed from the course of treatment if a malignancy is detected. No matter how credentialed a podiatrist you might be, there is no place in the regimen of care rendered to the melanoma patient but for reassurance.

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