- NAIL TUTOR (result) -

Find potential causes for 57 nail abnormalities
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Proximal nail fold [eponychium]:
cysts / benign tumors.

Cysts on the proximal nail fold are one of
the commonest benign tumors (but NOT like cancer).
These cysts are believed to form from deteriorated
tissues. Myxoid cysts may be associated with
osteoarthritis [Source: Medscape].

Potential causes: formed from deteriorated tissues, osteoarthritis.

Synonyms: myxoid pseudocysts, periungal cyst, digital cyst.

Treatment: Surgical removal, triamcinolone injections.

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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 includes 57 nail disorders. The NAIL TUTOR tool is based on Medical Hand Analysis & Multi-Perspective Hand Reading, which e.g. implicates that one should keep in mind that any single nail abnormality should be expected to have an association with a range of potential causes!

The purpose of this tool is to assist you with identifying the nature of a fingernail disorder. The section fingernail disorders presents a more comprehensive overview of the most common fingernail abnormalities.