Case Study: Treating A Patient With Painful And Aggressive Periungual Fibromas

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Author(s): 
Jane Pontious, DPM, FACFAS, and Sara Mahmood, BS

   Ms. Mahmood is a fourth year podiatric medical student at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. She active in many leadership roles at the school which include the Treasurer of the Class of 2012. She is the immediate past Treasurer of the TUSPM Student Council.

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Hetal Naiksays: July 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

I had a patient who had them on all the toenails. We excised all of them during three separate visits and she has recovered very well. Thank you for your case study.

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