An Intraosseous Epidermoid Cyst That Originated from the Nail Bed of Great Toe with Concurrent Joint Infection: A Case Report

Myung Ki Chung, Moon Seok Park, Yong Sung Kim, Taeseung Lee, Kyoung Min Lee, Byung Chae Cho
2016 Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society  
We report on a rare case of an intraosseous epidermoid cyst in the distal phalanx of the great toe with concurrent infection in a 71-yearold woman with diabetes mellitus. The lesion was initially considered simple infectious arthritis and concomitant osteomyelitis in a patient with diabetes. However, after surgery, an intraosseous epidermoid cyst originating from the nail bed and involving the articular surface of the distal phalanx was detected. The epidermoid cyst may have contributed to the
more » ... contributed to the infectious arthritis in the interphalangeal joint. The lesion was treated via mass excision, arthrotomy, debridement, and intravenous antibiotics.
doi:10.14193/jkfas.2016.20.1.50 fatcat:hazp5fffk5a4vmhd2jend5sowm