Case Reports and Series| Volume 56, ISSUE 6, P1292-1297, November 2017

Primary Melanoma of the Third Metatarsal


      Melanoma is a well-known malignant neoplasm of the skin, although it can also arise from other structures. Bone metastasis is not an uncommon event associated with melanoma, although primary osseous melanoma is very rare. In the present report, we describe a case of primary melanoma arising from the left third metatarsal in an adult male. The lesion was treated with surgical excision without adjunct chemotherapy, and recurrence developed approximately 12 months after the foot surgery. The patient died of the cancer 34 months after it had been identified. Primary melanoma arising in a metatarsal is rare, and we wished to highlight this unusual presentation.

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