LATERAL NAIL FOLD:
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a rare form of skin cancer: the most common malignancy of the nail unit (requires treatment!) [source: Medscape]
The causes of squamous cell carcinoma are associated with: sun-damaged skin, HPV-16 infection.
TREATMENT: Excision, micrographic surgery.
Synonyms: squamous cell carcinoma, Bowen's disease
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THE NAIL UNIT
The eight basic components of the nail unit include: 1 - proximal nail fold;
2 - cuticle; 3 - lunula; 4 - nail plate;
5 - lateral nail folds; 6 - nail bed;
7 - hyponychium; 8 - free edge.
* NOTICE: The HandResearch Nail Tutor Tool
is still in development
- currently this tool discriminates 57 fingernail disorders in the nails.
The NAIL TUTOR tool is an aspect of Medical Hand Analysis
& Multi-Perspective Hand Reading
. The purpose of this tool is to help you identify the nature of your fingernail disorder. The section fingernail disorders
presents a more comprehensive overview of the most common fingernail abnormalities.
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