Subungual squamous cell carcinoma is a misleading condition, occurring mostly in elderly men. The carcinoma is often present for years, once the diagnosis is made. Amputation of a part of the involved digit is still the standard therapy. The reported case points out that biopsy and histological analysis can provide valuable information on the nail bed condition. Age and gender of the patient should not exclude the possibility of a malignancy.

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European Journal of Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Ghand, A., Feitz, R., Flood, S., Hollander, J. D., & Hovius, S. (2005). An unusual nail bed condition. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 28(2), 109–112. doi:10.1007/s00238-005-0779-2