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Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 May 7;3(4):e377. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000336. eCollection 2015 Apr.

Hyperkeratotic acral melanoma mimicking a common wart.

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Unit of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.


Acral melanoma is a great pretender; anything but i nfrequently, it adopts clinical faces, simulating skin conditions that make the healthcare provider diagnose it as a benign disease of the palms, soles, and ungual regions. We present a case of a hyperkeratotic acral melanoma that has been misdiagnosed and that has led to an amputation of the thumb.

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