Abstract Number: 70

Subungual myxoid cyst: A cause of unilateral pincer nail deformity

A. Anderson, J. Von Nida, J. Chan

Meeting: 2012 Dermcoll

Session Information

Date: -

Session Title: Poster Presentations

Session Time: -

The term pincer nail describes a nail deformity characterised by transverse over-curvature of the nail plate. Pincer nail may be hereditary or acquired. Acquired deformities are generally asymmetrical and have rarely been reported to be associated with tumours of the nail apparatus such as myxoid cyst .
We describe a case of a 55 year old offi ce worker presenting with unilateral pincer nail of the left thumb, which was later found to have an underlying myxoid cyst with associated radiological evidence of osteoarthritis. High quality clinical and radiological images and a literature review of the topic will be included in the poster presentation.