Xabier Goikoetxea MD, , , Iñigo Etxebarria MD and Miguel Careaga MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Txagorritxu Hospital, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Ectopic nail, also known as onychoheterotopia or onychoheterotropia, is an extremely rare disorder. It is characterized by the growth of nail-like tissue in a different location other than the nail bed. Congenital and acquired deformities have been reported. We describe a case of posttraumatic ectopic nail and review the literature on this unusual condition.
The Journal of Hand Surgery. Volume 31, Issue 5 , May 2006, Pages 819-821.