Phenol Alcohol Technique for Permanent Matricectomy

Ronald J. Siegle, James Harkness, Neil A. Swanson

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A simple technique for partial or complete destruction of the nail matrix with the use of phenol alcohol is outlined. A retrospective analysis of 30 random patients suggests that it has a low morbidity, is easy to perform, and has a high success rate. Therefore, it offers an excellent option to cold steel surgery, especially for the nonsurgically oriented dermatologist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-350
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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