Korean J Dermatol.  2010 Feb;48(2):148-151.

Surgical Treatment for Acquired Malalignment of the Toenail

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Inha University College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. sissel9@live.co.kr

Abstract

Malalignment of the toenail is a rare deformity that is characterized by lateral deviation of the nail plate with respect to the longitudinal axis of the distal phalanx. The condition may be congenital or acquired. The acquired forms of malalignment may result from trauma or surgical intervention. However, there are only a few reports that have focused on surgical treatment for this condition. We present here a case of a 24-year-old woman who had this nail problem for 1 year and she was successfully treated with the surgical approach. We also discuss the probable mechanism of iatrogenic malalignment.

Keyword

Acquired; Malalignment of the toenail

MeSH Terms

Axis, Cervical Vertebra
Congenital Abnormalities
Female
Humans
Nails
Young Adult
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