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December 2007

Subungual Melanoma In Situ in a Hispanic Girl Treated With Functional Resection and Reconstruction With Onychocutaneous Toe Free Flap

Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(12):1589-1603. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.12.1600

Melanoma of the ungual apparatus represents less than 3% of all cases of cutaneous melanoma.1 To our knowledge, the medical literature reports only 6 cases of subungual melanomas in children,2 and we report the first case of a subungual melanoma in a child treated with slow Mohs surgery and reconstructive surgery with a free flap to restore function.

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