Onychomatricoma Treatment & Management

Updated: Jan 25, 2017
  • Author: Annie Wester, MD, MS; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Once surgical excision is performed, basic wound care measures should be instituted.

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Surgical Care

Complete surgical removal of the tumor is the goal of therapy. Surgical excision generally involves nail plate avulsion with complete excision of the tumor back to the origin at the nail matrix. [9] Mohs micrographic surgery allows for clearance of the tumor with minimal removal of the unaffected nail matrix and conserved nail regeneration potential when the cosmetic and functional impact of complete excision are a concern. [25]

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