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A 41-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of having subungual melanoma in the smallest toe nail ? brown line on pinky toe nail reasons ? is it always melanoma ?

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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
Slim chance,see derm: though the chances are slim that this is a melanoma, you should be evaluated in person by a dermatologist. Sometimes, a bx of the lesion might be necessary to confirm the dx. Be sure that you provide an accurate hx of the lesion to your dermatologist.

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Last updated Jan 5, 2020

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