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Diagnosing and Treating a Painful Tumor Podiatry Today

Location: http://www.podiatrytoday.com/article/2312

Subungual exostosis is the correct answer. These lesions are benign, bony outgrowths that frequently masquerade, and are sometimes mistaken, for malignancy. An exostosis has been defined as a bony outgrowth from the surface of a bone.1 Exostoses growth is almost always on the margin, and usually on the inner margin,...
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Dupuytren Subungual Exostosis OMIM

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This subungual lesion usually presents as a painful mass localized dorsomedially, often associated with elevation and ultimately ulceration of the nail plate and bed (Kilpatrick et al., 1997). It may occur at any age, but most often in patients between 15 and 25 years of age, without sex predominance. Pain...
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Nail Surgery eMedicine Dermatology

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1126725-overview

The nail complex is the structural and functional unit of the nail. The nail consists of the plate; bed; matrix; proximal, lateral, and distal grooves; proximal and lateral folds; and hyponychium. Aside from being aesthetically appealing, the healthy nail unit has the important function of protecting the distal phalanges, fingertips,...
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Photo Quiz AAFP

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Subungual exostosis is an acquired, benign bony tumor that can affect any age group but most often is discovered in persons 10 to 30 years of age. It presents as a distal, subungual mass, usually on the dorsal-medial great toe.
JEFFREY J. MEFFERT, COL, USAF, MC American Family Physician 1st Jan 2000
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Subungual Exostosis

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Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
Subungual exostosis usually presents as a slowly growing, painful mass localized dorsomedially in the distal phalanx, and in contrast to osteochondroma, there is usually no continuity with the underlying cortex.
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Subungual Exostosis ELFAH

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Subungual exostoses are osteochondromas. They occur mainly under the medial nail folds of the great toes, although they can appear on the lesser toes. They present with a complaint of pain in the toe, sometimes localised to the nail fold. Sometimes the swelling itself may cause pressure on the shoe. Some...
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Subungual Exostosis NEJM

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NEJM Images in Clinical Medicine
Subungual exostosis is a benign osteocartilaginous tumor. It occurs predominantly in children and young adults and often affects the great toe. It has been thought to reflect a reactive metaplasia resulting from microtrauma, but its exact pathogenesis is unclear.
Alexandre Campanelli, M.D. Luca Borradori, M.D. Volume 359:e31 December...
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Subungual Exostosis of Unusual Aetiology JBJS B

Location: http://proceedings.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/content/abstract/90-B/SUPP_II/404

The cause for Subungual Exostosis remains unknown, although relationships with trauma, infection and irritation have all been suggested. We report the case of a 23 year old female who developed this condition after Zadek’s procedure done for an in growing toe nail. Abstract
Vinayagam LeninBabu; Charlotte Brown; Tahmeena Dean; and Ashok...
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