Onychomatricoma: A Rare Nail Tumor with an Unusual Clinical Presentation

Preetha Kamath, Timothy Wu, Gabriel Villada, Martin Zaiac, George Elgart, Antonella Tosti

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First described in 1992, onychomatricoma is a rare, benign, fibroepithelial tumor of the nail matrix with few reported cases in the literature. The tumor predominately affects the fingers of Caucasian women during the 5th decade of life and is typically slow growing and painless. The authors present a unique clinical presentation of a giant onychomatricoma in a darker-skinned 60-year-old South Asian individual who presented with a large dome-shaped nail that was smooth, shiny, and green.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-173
Number of pages3
JournalSkin Appendage Disorders
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018


  • Clinical dermatology
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnosis
  • Fungal infection
  • Medical dermatology
  • Mycoses
  • Nail
  • Nail tumor
  • Onychomatricoma
  • Onychomycosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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