Korean J Dermatol.  2006 Oct;44(10):1220-1224.

Four Cases of Subungual Exostosis Treated with Complete Excision

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kychung@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr

Abstract

Subungual exostosis is a benign, acquired tumor of cartilaginous bone which occurs beneath the nail of the distal phalanx, and can often lead to displacement and deformity of the overlying nail. Complete surgical excision is a curative treatment for subungual exostosis. Since there have been no case reports of complete surgical removal of subungual exostosis in the Korean dermatologic literature, we report four cases of subungual exostosis that were successfully treated through complete excision or excision in combination with additional curettage.

Keyword

Complete surgical excision; Subungual exostosis

MeSH Terms

Congenital Abnormalities
Curettage
Exostoses*
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