Other Names for this Disease
- Acanthoma of the nail matrix
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benign. Affected people often experience thickening of the involved portion of the nail. The tumor may be pigmented (melanonychia - a black or brown pigmentation of the normal nail plate) or non-pigmented. The exact underlying cause of onychocytic matricoma is currently unknown. It generally occurs sporadically in people with no family history of the condition. Treatment generally consists of surgical excision.Onychocytic matricoma is a rare tumor of the nail that is generally
Last updated: 11/19/2015
- Wanat KA, Reid E, Rubin AI. Onychocytic matricoma: a new, important nail-unit tumor mistaken for a foreign body. JAMA Dermatol. March 2014; 150(3):335-337.
- Spaccarelli N, Wanat KA, Miller CJ, Rubin AI. Hypopigmented onychocytic matricoma as a clinical mimic of onychomatricoma: clinical, intraoperative and histopathologic correlations. J Cutan Pathol. June 2013; 40(6):591-594.
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