Subungual Tumors: An Algorithmic Approach

Katharine M. Hinchcliff, Clifford Pereira

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The presentation of benign and malignant subungual tumors often follows a final common pathway of nonspecific nail deformity; as such, delays in diagnosis are common. Therefore, it is imperative to have a high degree of suspicion for malignant lesions and an organized approach to subungual tumors. To that end, we present a diagnostic algorithm encompassing the most common benign and malignant subungual tumors, along with a summary of the presentation, imaging, and treatment of these lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-598
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2019


  • Melanoma
  • nail
  • nail deformity
  • subungual tumors
  • tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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