Friday, May 13, 2011
Most melanomas are evident on plain site. But sometimes they can also be "hidden" or they can look like something else. For examples, a melanoma underneath a nail looks very much like a hematoma. And often the only way to tell a subungual melanoma from a hematoma to do a biopsy. Thankfully, melanomas in general are pretty rare. But it's good to remember that in non-caucacians, about 30% of melanomas are subungual.