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Dx of Subungual helomata??

Discussion in 'Teaching and Learning' started by guinue, May 2, 2012.

  1. guinue

    guinue Member


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    Hi. Everyone.

    I am 2nd year Podiatry student

    I am wondering if I ask the questions related to subjects, here in the section of forum.

    If we suspect 'subungual helomata' with a painful big toe, what will be likely differential diagnosis of subungual helomata?

    If subungual exostosis is one of them, how can we differentiate between these conditons?

    Regards;;
    Guinue
     
  2. maxants33

    maxants33 Active Member

    Hi Guinue
    Perhaps you should look in Merriman's assessment of the lower limb or Neale's disorders, they both have a lot of info on Dx-ing and DDing exostoses. If you google it too there is useful info also.
    I'm a 1st year pod student and I use/read podarena quite a bit, but I usually only ask a question when I have exhausted all other avenues. There are many wise and knowledgeable users on podA who are available to answer questions, but in the spirit of teaching - they wont hand answers to you on a plate. If the answer is readily available in textbooks and many websites, then you will probably be expected to look there before before asking on Pod Arena. I found much useful info in Merriman's, Neale's, and even google - give it ago!
    Hope that helps
    Max
     
  3. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    Subungual exostosis, at least one large enough to cause symptoms, is very easily visualized on a lateral raised hallux radiograph.

    Steve
     
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