The basic concepts for performing sonographic examinations of the nail unit will be discussed in this chapter including technical considerations, the normal anatomy and a wide range of pathologies of the nail that gather growth or location abnormalities, congenital diseases, inflammatory conditions, tumors, and pseudotumors. The clinical, sonographic, and histological characteristics of the lesions are considered. Thus, sonography can provide important anatomical information for common nail diseases otherwise unavailable to the clinical examination.


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  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Dermatology, Institute for Diagnostic Imaging and Research of the Skin and Soft Tissues, Clinica Servet, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of ChileProvidencia, SantiagoChile

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