The incidence of malignant melanoma is increasing, thus making consideration of this disease process important. Malignant melanoma of the foot accounts for up to 15 percent of all cutaneous melanomas. Melanomas can present as an atypical, pigmented, or nonhealing lesion of the foot, including the nail. These malignancies often imitate more common foot disorders such as fungal infections and plantar warts. Since prognosis is directly related to early diagnosis, a high index of suspicion must be maintained. All skin lesions that are either atypical or not healing despite treatment should be referred for biopsy. 2948
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