Subungual osteochondroma - A diagnostic dilemma


Tuzuner T. , Kavak A. , Parlak A., Ustundag N.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.96, no.2, pp.154-157, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.7547/0960154
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.154-157

Abstract

Osteochondroma is the most common skeletal neoplasm of all benign bone tumors. However, it rarely occurs subungually. In this location, the lesion may penetrate the skin, causing nail deformity, and can easily be misdiagnosed. We report two cases of subungual osteochondroma of the distal phalanges of the first toes with cutaneous penetration and discuss the clinical, histologic, and radiographic features and the treatment options.