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Open treatment with drainage for ingrowing toenail.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2305349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As a radical treatment of ingrowing toenail, labiomatricetomy is accepted among plastic surgeons. However, postoperative hematoma or infection, or both, is the problem when sutures are placed between the nail and nail fold. We have added a drainage procedure to the standard labiomatricectomy, which can be done on an outpatient basis. Ninety-eight patients were observed during a six month period. Three patients who had had steroid therapy had suppuration postoperatively, while all of the other patients had an uneventful recovery period. Recurrence was seen in three patients who suffered from onychogryposis, which may require some other method of treatment. Complications were seen in early instances, three inclusion cysts with infection and three nail spikes. Technical error caused these complications, and these have disappeared with the use of this technique.
T Nakajima; Y Yoshimura; K Yoneda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics     Volume:  170     ISSN:  0039-6087     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-29     Completed Date:  1990-03-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101370     Medline TA:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  223-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Fujita Gakuen Health University, Toyoake, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Drainage* / methods
Nails / surgery
Nails, Ingrown / surgery*
Postoperative Complications
Surgical Wound Infection
Toes / surgery*

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