2. Microbiology Department of Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Medical Faculty Hospital, Rize, Turkey.
3. Pathology Department of Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Medical Faculty Hospital, Rize, Turkey.
Malignant melanoma is the most common primary malignant tumor of the foot. Amelanotic/hypomelanotic melanoma is characterized by either little or no pigmentation and account for 2-8% of all primary melanomas. Amelanotic/hypomelanotic can often be misdiagnosed and this leads to delaying the diagnosis until advanced ulcerations depths resulted in metastases. In this report, we highlight a case of primary amelanotic melanoma of the foot treated by digital amputation.
Keywords: Amelanotic, melanoma, tumor, skin lesion