Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

: 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 140--142

Surgical management of onychoheterotopia

Chander Grover, Geetali Kharghoria 
 Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India

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Chander Grover
Department of Dermatology and STD, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-110095

Onychoheterotopia (ectopic nail) is a rare condition characterized by the development of nail tissue, distinct from the normal nail unit. It is usually acquired following traumatic inoculation of nail matrix; the congenital variety being less common. The exact pathogenesis of the disease is not clear. It affects the dorsal aspect of fingers and toes mostly. Herein, we report a case of a 35-year-old man with post-traumatic onychoheterotopia of left middle finger, who was treated with surgical avulsion of the ectopic nail along with chemical matricectomy of the well-formed ectopic matrix. The patient had a satisfactory cosmetic outcome with normal growth of the nail unit and no recurrence. The report serves to highlight clinical presentation of acquired onychoheterotopia along with its surgical management.

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Grover C, Kharghoria G. Surgical management of onychoheterotopia.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2018;11:140-142

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Grover C, Kharghoria G. Surgical management of onychoheterotopia. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jun 18 ];11:140-142
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