Childhood subungual melanoma in situ in diffuse nail melanosis beginning as expanding longitudinal melanonychia

Pediatr Dermatol. 2005 May-Jun;22(3):210-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2005.22306.x.

Abstract

We report a rare childhood occurrence of melanoma in situ presenting as diffuse nail pigmentation resulting from expanding longitudinal melanonychia, and discuss factors that should come into play when considering a possible nail matrix biopsy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma in Situ / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma in Situ / pathology
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fingers
  • Humans
  • Melanoma / diagnosis*
  • Melanoma / pathology
  • Nail Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Nail Diseases / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology