matricectomy

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matricectomy

The use of caustic chemicals, surgery or cryotherapy to selectively destroy part of the nail bed in patients with ingrown toenails.
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Phenol and alcohol chemical matrixectomy in diabetic versus nondiabetic patients.
Partial matrixectomy was applied and the remnants were cauterized in compliance with the Winograd procedure after removal of the nail.