Surgical treatment of nail bed subungual exostosis

Malkoc M., Korkmaz O., Keskinbora M., ŞEKER A. , Oltulu I., Bulbul A. M. , ...More

SINGAPORE MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.57, no.11, pp.630-633, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.11622/smedj.2015180
  • Page Numbers: pp.630-633


INTRODUCTION A subungual exostosis (SE) is a bony overgrowth that is permanently attached to the tip of the distal phalanx. Its pathology differs from osteocartilaginous exostoses in that it mainly involves the overgrowth of normal bone, which may present beneath the toenail or on the sides of the toe. This retrospective study aimed to report the results of surgical treatment when the diagnosis of SE was delayed; the condition was initially considered to be another pathology affecting a different nail or the terminal toe.