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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 74  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 257--259

Glomus tumor-induced longitudinal splitting of nail mimicking median canaliform dystrophy


Consultant Dermatologist, Vadodara, India

Correspondence Address:
S B Verma
18, Amee Society, Diwalipura, Vadodara - 390 015
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.41375

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Median canaliform deformity of the nail is an uncommon entity, where there is longitudinal splitting of the nail. Longitudinal splitting of the nail is a rare phenomenon and can also occur following number of growths arising in the nail matrix. On examination there was a longitudinal split in the nail plate, beginning in the distal nail fold and extending proximally all the way to the proximal nail fold. There was a small, almost indiscernible, swelling in that area, which was exquisitely tender. The split part of the nail showed a little discoloration. There was no discharge, bleeding, or subungual mass visible. 'Love test' was positive in this case. After nail avulsion, a small 2 mm x 4 mm nodule was exposed and excised. Histopathological examination of the tumor showed a mantle of glomus cells surrounding the blood vessels.






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