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Onychomatricoma is a cutaneous condition characterized by a distinctive tumor of the nail matrix.[1]

This nail disease can mimic many nail problems and should be examined and biopsied by a dermatologist.[2] In particular, a main concern is the malignant and destructive potential that may exist.[3]

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  1. ^ Freedberg, Irwin M.; Eisen, Arthur Z.; Wolff, Klaus; Austen, K. Frank; Goldsmith, Lowell A.; Katz, Stephen I., eds. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. p. 667. ISBN 978-0-07-138076-8.
  2. ^ Onychomatricoma at eMedicine
  3. ^ Rashid, Rashid M.; Swan, James (2006). "Onychomatricoma: Benign sporadic nail lesion or much more?". Dermatology Online Journal. 12 (6): 4. PMID 17083884.