3. Imaging the Nail Unit

  1. Robert Baran MD6,7,
  2. David A. R. de Berker MD8,
  3. Mark Holzberg MD9 and
  4. Luc Thomas MD, PhD10
  1. Luc Thomas MD, PhD10,
  2. Myriam Vaudaine MD1,
  3. Ximena Wortsman MD2,
  4. Gregor B. E. Jemec MD, DMSc3,4 and
  5. Jean-Luc Drapé MD, PhD4,5

Published Online: 23 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118286715.ch3

Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management, Fourth Edition

Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Thomas, L., Vaudaine, M., Wortsman, X., Jemec, G. B. E. and Drapé, J.-L. (2012) Imaging the Nail Unit, in Baran & Dawber's Diseases of the Nails and their Management, Fourth Edition (eds R. Baran, D. A. R. de Berker, M. Holzberg and L. Thomas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118286715.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 6

    University of Franche-Comté, Cannes, France

  2. 7

    Gustave Roussy Cancer Institute, Villejuif Nail Disease Center, Cannes, France

  3. 8

    Bristol Dermatology Centre, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK

  4. 9

    Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

  5. 10

    Department of Dermatology, Lyon 1 University, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Pierre Bénite, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Radiology, Clinica Servet, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, Roskilde Hospital, Denmark

  3. 3

    University of Copenhagen, Roskilde, Denmark

  4. 4

    Department of Radiology, Hôpital Cochin, France

  5. 5

    University Paris Descartes, Paris, France

  6. 10

    Department of Dermatology, Lyon 1 University, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Pierre Bénite, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657355

Online ISBN: 9781118286715

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Keywords:

  • dermoscopy;
  • digital dermoscopy;
  • magnetic resonance imaging;
  • melanoma;
  • nail;
  • photography;
  • proximal nail fold capillaroscopy;
  • psoriasis;
  • tumors of the nail unit;
  • ultrasound imaging

Summary

Diagnosing nail diseases is more and more often helped by imaging techniques. The objective of this chapter is to give a complete updated review of the input of dermoscopy, digital dermoscopy and proximal nail fold capillaroscopy in the clinical management of several nail tumors and systemic diseases. Ultrasound imaging also offers helpful information in both inflammatory and tumoral diseases of the nail unit. Magnetic resonance imaging has also been used for the diagnosis and presurgical management of many nail unit tumors and is also currently used for the evaluation of inflammatory conditions such as psoriatic rheumatism.