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Acral lentiginous melanoma, Ckit, melanoma
Dermatology | Neoplasms | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), named for its location and histological growth pattern, is a rare variant of melanoma. ALM presents on palms, soles, or in association with the nail unit.1 While ALM accounts for approximately 5% of melanomas diagnosed each year, it is the most commonly diagnosed subtype of melanoma in non-Caucasian patients.
Gray, Taylor; Brazen, Brett; Farsi, Maheera; and Miller, Richard, "Acral Lentiginous Melanoma: A Rare Variant with Unique Diagnostic Challenges" (2020). West Florida Division Virtual Research Day 2020. 21.