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Research Article

Treatment of ingrowing toenails with liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985; 291 doi: (Published 20 July 1985) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1985;291:173
  1. T S Sonnex,
  2. R P Dawber


    Ingrowing toenails are a common debilitating condition and often require surgical intervention. In 44 patients liquid nitrogen spray cryotherapy produced a rate of success comparable with that of other nail sparing techniques but had the advantage of being a quick, simple, and cheap outpatient procedure that could be carried out with limited facilities and without anaesthesia.