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Subungual schwannoma: a rare location

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Authors
Moon, Sang Eun; Cho, Young Joon; Kwon, Oh Sang
Issue Date
2005-06-21
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing
Citation
Dermatol Surg. 2005 May;31(5):592-4.
Keywords
Bone Neoplasms/complications/*diagnosis/pathology/radiography/surgeryDiagnosis, DifferentialHumansMaleMiddle AgedNails, Malformed/*etiology/pathologyNeurilemmoma/complications/*diagnosis/pathology/radiography/surgery
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Schwannoma is a benign tumor of neural tissue and usually develops in deeper soft tissue. Cutaneous involvement is uncommon, and a subungual location is extremely rare. In fact, it has not been previously reported. OBJECTIVE: To present a case of subungual schwannoma. METHOD: A 49-year-old man had a subungual tumor on his right thumb of 8 years duration. The lesion caused a mild stinging sensation in winter and grew slowly. The tumor was excised using a transungual approach. After closure, the wound was dressed with a trimmed original nail plate. RESULTS: The nail plate grew normally, and there was no recurrence 1 year postoperatively. CONCLUSION: We describe a case of schwannoma that developed in the subungual area of a thumb. Although schwannoma rarely develops in this area, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of subungual tumor.
ISSN
1076-0512 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=15962750

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