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Ungual squamous cell carcinoma mimicking a chronic paronychia: clinical, pathological and radiological correlation


Squamous cell carcinoma is a malignant skin tumor that is rarely located in the nails. Its presentation, can sometimes be confused with an inflammatory process as onychomycosis or psoriatic onychopathy or other tumors as viral warts. We report the case of a 73-year-old woman with a locally invasive squamous cell carcinoma reaching the bone, simulating a chronic paronychia.

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