A Case of Multiple Periungual Fibrokeratoma with Matrix Differentiation

Ho Sup Lee, Yong Ju Kim, Hwa Jung Ryu, Dong Soo Yu, Chil Hwan Oh

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    Acquired periungual fibrokeratomas are rare, benign, fibrous and hyperkeratotic tumours. They usually present as lesions which emerge from the proximal nail fold, or sometimes from the nail bed. Although acquired periungual fibrokeratoma is considered as a topographical variant of acquired digital fibrokeratoma, it has a unique "garlic-clove" shape and causes nail deformity. We present herein a case of acquired periungual fibrokeratoma occurring beneath the proximal nail fold. Histologically, an accessory germinal matrix was observed at the distal end of the lesion. Change in pressure around the lesion seemed to have induced the formation of this accessory germinal matrix.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1068-1071
    Number of pages4
    JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug


    • Matrix differentiation
    • Periungual fibrokeratoma

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Dermatology


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