View Full Version : Longitudinal Melanonychia

11-14-2005, 03:19 PM
Hello, my wife has had a thin brown line on her big toe for about 6 years. Her podiatrist told her it was nothing to worry about. She just went to a dermatologist for another reason and she saw the line and sent her to a specialist at Duke. He has done a biopsy and we are waiting for the results.

I did some searching on the WEB and found that it could be a Subungual Melanoma. Most of the folks that report that have had the line for no more then 2 to 3 years tops. Her's was very thin at first and when the biopsy was taken it was no more then 1/16 wide and the lines are well defined. My question is wouldn't there be some major problems after 6 years if this was cancer? Needless to say we are not sleeping very well waiting for the results. It takes about a week.

Best regards,


Ga Lady
11-14-2005, 07:50 PM
Hi Gary, And I know all too well the anxiety of the waiting game. Did your wife's line change? Did it start spreading? I mean was their any change at all in those 6 years? If not then it's possible thsi might just be a birthmark or just an addition of character to your wife's foot! I will keep you in my prayers. But Please let us know what it comes back as and we are here for you! And your wife!

11-16-2005, 02:15 PM
We now have a preliminary report and it is good. No melenoma. We do not know exactly what it was but the complete report should be in tomorrow. Thank you for your prayers. I know they helped. DeColores.

11-16-2005, 04:19 PM
Great news! Let us know exactly what it was. Did they have to remove her toenail for the biopsy?