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Vol. 24 - Num. 93

Clinical Reviews

Subungual mass, not always soft tissue

Esther Vaquero Sosaa, Lucía Martínez de Leóna, Luz Brioso Castilloa, M.ª Isabel Rodríguez Velascoa

aPediatra. CS Meco. Madrid. España.

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Reference of this article: Vaquero Sosa E, Martínez de León L, Brioso Castillo L, Rodríguez Velasco MI. Subungual mass, not always soft tissue. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2022;24:e111-e113.

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Subungual exostosis is a benign bone tumor, very unusual in childhood, which is usually located in the distal phalanx of the first toe. It presents as a painful tumoration that affects the overlying nail and the periungual soft tissues. The differential diagnosis includes dermatological lesions such as common warts or pyogenic granuloma, and bone tumors such as osteochondroma. The final diagnosis is based on the radiological and histopathological findings. The treatment is surgical excision and the outcome is usually favourable.


Exostoses Subungual



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