By Gary M. White, MD


Squamous Cell Carcinoma
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Verruca Vulgaris
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Distal Subungual Onychomycosis

Subungual Pterygium

Bowen's Disease


Painful, Acute

Subungual Abscess

Painful, Chronic

Glomus Tumor


Subungual Exostosis
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Glomus Tumor

Amelanotic Melanoma [AD 1999;135;1113]


Subungual Melanoma
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Bowen's Disease


Subungual Traumatic Neuroma [Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Volume 63, Issue 1, Pages e7–e8, July 2010]

Painful subungual tumors may occur after puberty in patients with incontinentia pigmenti [CED 2013;38;802-4 CP]. A large keratotic mass displaces the nail and destroys the distal phalanx.


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