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[Nail tumors].

Authors
  • Baran, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Revue du praticien
Publication Date
Dec 15, 2000
Volume
50
Issue
20
Pages
2241–2245
Identifiers
PMID: 11217126
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The presenting sign associated with the tumours of the nail unit may involve: the colouration of the nail plate and/or the subungual tissue; the contour of the nail and the volume of the distal phalanx; the integrity of the nail (partial destruction or nail disappearance); abnormalities in the periungual tissues. The key for the early diagnosis of a nail tumour is a high index of suspicion of any non healing or recurrent condition in the area. Non-invasive studies such as X-ray or MRI may be followed by the need of exploratory nail plate removal and adequate biopsy.

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