Onychomatricoma: First description in a child

Bianca Maria Piraccini, Angela Antonucci, Giulia Rech, Michela Starace, Cosimo Misciali, Antonella Tosti

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Onychomatricoma is an uncommon benign tumor of the nail matrix, with peculiar clinical and histologic features and electron microscopic findings. The main clinical signs are longitudinal ridging, yellow coloration along the entire length of the nail plate with splinter hemorrhages in its proximal portion, and a tendency towards transverse overcurvature of the affected nails. We report onychomatricoma associated with onychomycosis in the same nail in a 4-year-old girl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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