subungual hematoma


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subungual hematoma

a collection of blood beneath a nail that usually results from trauma. The pain accompanying this condition may be quickly alleviated by burning or drilling a small hole through the nail to release the blood.
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Subungual hematoma

sub·un·gual he·ma·to·ma

(sŭb-ŭng'gwăl hē'mă-tō'mǎ)
Collection of blood beneath a fingernail or toenail, usually due to trauma.

subungual hematoma

A collection of blood under the nail as a result of trauma. This condition may be treated by heating the end of a paper clip and then placing its point against the nail, which permits a small hole to be melted painlessly in the nail and allows the trapped blood to escape.
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21 Toenails of the athletes also get injured in games like badminton, tennis and squash and subungual hematoma develops usually under big toenails.
Fenestrating a subungual hematoma with a known or unknown underlying fracture has been controversial, in that doing so effectively converts a closed fracture into an open one.
Differential Diagnosis of Onychomycosis in Children (7) * Nail psoriasis * Congenital malalignment of large toenail * Subungual exostosis * Subungual warts * Subungual hematoma * Paronychia secondary to finger sucking * Parakeratosis pustolosa
This patient has a closed fracture of the : distal phalanx, called a tuft fracture, and a subungual hematoma, evident from the x-ray and the physical presentation.
The differential diagnosis for melanonychia is broad, however, and includes benign nevi, lentigo in the nail matrix, genetic and ethnic-type pigmentation, subungual hematoma, drug-induced pigmentation, vitamin-deficiency fungal infections, and squamous cell carcinoma in situ, she said.
This can prove to be a diagnostic nightmare, given that even the confirmed presence of a subungual hematoma does not exclude the possibility of a coexisting cancerous lesion.
It doesn't influence my decision to biopsy, with the possible exception of subungual hematoma.
One study found 52% of subungual melanomas were mistaken for benign or traumatic lesions of the nail bed such as pyogenic granuloma, paronychia, onychomycosis, chronic infection, subungual hematoma, or pigmented nevus.
Common misdiagnoses include fungal nail changes, ischemic ulcer, and subungual hematoma.
I believe you're experiencing recurrent subungual hematomas beneath the toenail.
The Hotsy Totsy has a fine tip and is designed for minor cases such as lacerations and subungual hematomas.
The Hotsy 3000 has a 5-inch flexible extension to a loop tip for internal use in deeper areas, while the Hotsy Totsy has a fine tip designed for minor cases such as lacerations and subungual hematomas.