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A case of double fingernail and ectopic fingernail.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8919389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital ectopic fingernails are extremely rare and only 22 cases were found in domestic and foreign literature during our investigation. In the 22 ectopic fingernail cases collected, small ectopic fingernails were found along side the normal fingernail (dorsal or palm side), in most cases, and extremely rare double nails, which are as large as normal nails, were found on the palm side opposite the normal fingernail in some cases. We encountered a 4-year-old boy with a double fingernail on the right fifth finger and an ectopic fingernail on the left fifth finger. The nail on the palm side, including the fingernail block and nail matrix, was excised from the right fifth finger and the defect was reconstructed with a palm skin flap.
M Muraoka; N Yoshioka; T Hyodo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1996 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-18     Completed Date:  1997-03-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Osaka City University Medical School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Choristoma / surgery*
Fingers / surgery*
Nails, Malformed / surgery*
Surgical Flaps / methods*
Suture Techniques

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