Carcinoma cuniculatum of the nail apparatus

Report of three cases

Antonella Tosti, R. Morelli, P. A. Fanti, P. G. Morselli, S. Catrani, G. Landi

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Abstract

Three patients affected by carcinoma cuniculatum involving the nail apparatus are reported. The toes were affected in 2 cases, the thumb in 1 case. In the first patient the tumour developed in the subungual area and resulted in loss of the toe-nail. In the second patient the tumour originated on the dorsum of the toe and subsequently involved the proximal nail fold. In the third patient the tumour developed in the nail bed resulting in loss of the lateral part of the nail plate. The pathology showed in all cases invaginating strands of well-differentiated keratinocytes, some of which had central crypts containing keratinous debris. Radical excision of the tumour required disarticulation of the digit in 2 cases, whereas Mohs micrographic surgery was performed in the third case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalDermatology
Volume186
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Nails
Carcinoma
Toes
Neoplasms
Disarticulation
Mohs Surgery
Thumb
Keratinocytes
Pathology

Keywords

  • bone involvement
  • carcinoma cuniculatum
  • surgical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Tosti, A., Morelli, R., Fanti, P. A., Morselli, P. G., Catrani, S., & Landi, G. (1993). Carcinoma cuniculatum of the nail apparatus: Report of three cases. Dermatology, 186(3), 217-221.

Carcinoma cuniculatum of the nail apparatus : Report of three cases. / Tosti, Antonella; Morelli, R.; Fanti, P. A.; Morselli, P. G.; Catrani, S.; Landi, G.

In: Dermatology, Vol. 186, No. 3, 01.01.1993, p. 217-221.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tosti, A, Morelli, R, Fanti, PA, Morselli, PG, Catrani, S & Landi, G 1993, 'Carcinoma cuniculatum of the nail apparatus: Report of three cases', Dermatology, vol. 186, no. 3, pp. 217-221.
Tosti A, Morelli R, Fanti PA, Morselli PG, Catrani S, Landi G. Carcinoma cuniculatum of the nail apparatus: Report of three cases. Dermatology. 1993 Jan 1;186(3):217-221.
Tosti, Antonella ; Morelli, R. ; Fanti, P. A. ; Morselli, P. G. ; Catrani, S. ; Landi, G. / Carcinoma cuniculatum of the nail apparatus : Report of three cases. In: Dermatology. 1993 ; Vol. 186, No. 3. pp. 217-221.
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