• “An uncanny kin of the ingrown toenail”: Harpoon nail and the surgical challenge in its management

    One year ago - By Journal of Cutaneous Online

    Ramesh Sandhiya, Raghavendra Rao
    Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery 2020 13(2):142-144
    Ingrown toenails result from the painful conflict between the nail plate and the surrounding soft tissues. Ingrowing may be precipitated by improper nail cutting in most instances, and occlusive footwear and trauma, in others. The most common type of ingrown nail is the distal lateral variant. We report a relatively unique and rare case of ingrown nail-the harpoon nail, wherein the distal lateral spur arising from improper and incomplete trimming of the nail, pierced through the distolateral wall...
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