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Ectopic Foot Nails

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by NewsBot, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. NewsBot

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    Ectopic Foot Nails: Clinical and Dermoscopic Features, Treatment and Outcome in 20 Cases.
    Ena P, Ena L, Ferrari M, Mazzarello V.
    Dermatology. 2015 Sep 2
     
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    OMG! ... look at the picture of what they think is an ectopic nail!!!!! They look like corns to me!
     

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  3. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Unfortunately, this is not the first published paper where the authors have discussed treatment or investigation of a skin lesion, only for the pic to reveal an altogether different manifestation!

    Hence, never judge a paper by its abstract.

    They may have been forgiven if they had misdiagnosed cutaneous horn on the foot....
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/a...nsioner-three-TOENAIL-HORNS-growing-foot.html

    ...then again. Not. These often have SCC at the base, but that`s another story.
     
  4. Rob Kidd

    Rob Kidd Well-Known Member

    Never mind the utter stupidity of the hard corn mix up. In biology, back to basics. Nails, and indeed their claw precursors, have their origins as a plantar structure. This is why, as they migrate dorsally, they take with them their nerve supplies. If I was (and I am not) an embryologist investigating this issue, I would be looking for a plantar nerve supply. It is not mentioned. In the meantime, pass me a scalpel!
     
  5. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Presumably the authors are dermatologists? Would anybody who takes this journal, or has access, please post the replies in the following number's letters page?

    Many thanks

    Bill
     
  6. blinda

    blinda MVP

    I`d love to, Bill. But, I don`t really fancy spending 25 squid for the privilege....anyone here have access that I could utilise?
     
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