nail tuft

nail tuft

hypertrophy of proximal part of hyponychium, at junction with distal-most part of the nail bed; associated with severe nail involution; easily traumatized by nail clippers (may be better to reduce nail with a file rather than clippers to avoid risk of cutting into hypertrophied tissue); may be reduced by topical application of strong astringents; severe presentations of nail tuft may resemble pterygium unguis inversum