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Surgical Treatment for Congenital Curved Nail of the Fourth Toe

Mitsukawa, Nobuyuki MD*; Karube, Daisuke MD; Saiga, Atsuomi MD; Akita, Shinsuke MD*; Kubota, Yoshitaka MD*; Kuriyama, Motone MD; Satoh, Kaneshige MD*

doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e318295dd36
Reconstructive Surgery
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Since congenital curved nail of the fourth toe (CNFT) was reported by Iwasawa et al in 1991, there have been only 19 cases of CNFT in 6 reports, which were from Japan and Taiwan. We performed surgery on 4 patients with CNFT and report here good results. There has been no previous detailed report on surgical treatment for this condition. This report will describe the treatment, mainly the surgical procedure.

From the *Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Chiba University, Faculty of Medicine, Chiba; †Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Showa University, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo; and ‡Department of Plastic Surgery, Kochi Medical School Hospital, Kochi, Japan.

Received January 13, 2013, and accepted for publication, after revision, April 5, 2013.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Reprints: Nobuyuki Mitsukawa, MD, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Chiba University, Faculty of Medicine, 1-8-1, Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, Chiba 260-8670, Japan. E-mail: nmitsu@air.linkclub.or.jp.

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