osteocartilaginous exostosis


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osteocartilaginous exostosis

; osteochondroma; subungual exostosis benign, neoplastic pedicle of cartilage-capped bone, arising at the dorsal aspect or tip of a terminal phalanx in response to trauma; causes local pain and distortion of overlying nail plate; treated by surgical excision, after removal of the overlying nail plate; patients should be warned of 30% risk of onychocryptosis subsequent to nail plate regrowth