Skip to main content

A Middle-Aged Woman with the 3-Year History of Nail Dyschromy

  • 194 Accesses

Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)

Abstract

A 55-year-old woman was admitted to the Department of Dermatology because of pigmented lesion within the nail plate of the fourth digit of the left hand. It was her first visit to a dermatology clinic, although the longitudinal melanonychia has persisted and grown slowly for about 3 years. She neither suffer from any chronic diseases nor report any additional subjective symptoms.

Keywords

  • Acral lentiginous melanoma
  • Subungual melanoma
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Melanonychia
  • Nail discoloration
  • Melanoma in situ
  • S100 antigen
  • Hutchinson sign

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-50820-3_16
  • Chapter length: 6 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   34.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-50820-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD   44.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Fig. 16.1
Fig. 16.2
Fig. 16.3
Fig. 16.4
Fig. 16.5
Fig. 16.6
Fig. 16.7

References

  1. Rutkowski P, Wysocki PJ, Nasierowska-Guttmejer A, et al. Cutaneous melanomas. Oncol Clin Pract. 2017;13:241–58.

    Google Scholar 

  2. Di Chiacchio N, Noriega LF. Melanonychias. In: Tosti A, editor. Nail disorders, vol. 2019: Elsevier. p. 85–95.

    Google Scholar 

  3. Kamińska-Winciorek G, Śpiewak R. Dermoscopy on subungual melanoma. Post High Med Dosw. 2013;67:380–7.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  4. Tosti A, Piraccini BM, de Farias DC. Dealing with melanonychia. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2009;28:49–54.

    CAS  CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  5. Jellinek N. Nail matrix biopsy of longitudinal melanonychia: diagnostic algorithm including the matrix shave biopsy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;56:803–10.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  6. Koga H, Saida T, Uhara H. Key point in dermoscopic differentiation between early nail apparatus melanoma and benign longitudinal melanonychia. J Dermatol. 2011;38:45–52.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2020 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG

About this chapter

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Opalińska, A., Reich, A. (2020). A Middle-Aged Woman with the 3-Year History of Nail Dyschromy. In: Lotti, T., Tirant, M., Wollina, U. (eds) Clinical Cases in Melanoma. Clinical Cases in Dermatology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50820-3_16

Download citation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50820-3_16

  • Published:

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Cham

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-030-50819-7

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-030-50820-3

  • eBook Packages: MedicineMedicine (R0)