Subungual exostosis | definition of subungual exostosis by Medical dictionary
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painful osseous outgrowths that elevate the nail of the great toe or fingers in young people.
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
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occurs more often in toes than fingers, more often in girls than boys, and more often in children and young adults than older individuals, Dr.
of the toe--essentially an ossified cartilaginous cyst--is fairly common and is seen most often by podiatrists.