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The management of ingrowing toenails

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2089 (Published 03 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2089

Re: The management of ingrowing toenails

The management of ingrowing toenails
BMJ 2012; 344 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e2089 (Published 3 April 2012)
Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2089

Had there been more space in this Clinical Review by Derek Park and Dishan Singh, I am sure they would have mentioned that ingrowing toenails may be a presenting feature of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. Operating on such patients could lead to unfortunate complications. Also, a comment that a subungual melanoma or subungual exostosis may mimic an ingrowing toenail could prevent serious errors.

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24 April 2012
Michael H Edwards
Retired general surgeon and author of Wikisurgery.com
Wikisurgery.com
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