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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187-190

Excision of subungual glomus tumor by subungual approach: A useful yet underutilized technique

1 Department of Plastic, Burns, Hand and Microsurgical Services, Kavin Medical Center, Erode, India
2 Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Gurunathampalayam Ilango Nambi
Department of Plastic, Burns, Hand and Microsurgical Services, Kavin Medical Center, Perundurai Road, Erode 638011, Tamil Nadu.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_28_19

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Objective: The aim of this study was to present an underutilized and underreported surgical technique in which the glomus tumors situated anywhere under the nail bed can be approached and removed with relative ease. Materials and Methods: Over 3 years, four cases of subungual glomus tumors, which were surgically managed with this technique were presented. The technical ease, complications, and aesthetic appearance of the nail were studied and presented. The limitation of this study was the lesser volume of cases. Results: This technique is easy to apply and gives aesthetically good results.

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