Acquired elastoma in a subungual location
- Author(s): Wolner, Zachary J;
- Liebman, Tracey N;
- Lowenstein, Eve J
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3239036486
Elastomas are connective tissue nevi or hamartomas. They may occur in isolation or can be associated with familial syndromes such as Buschke-Ollendorff syndrome. Elastomas typically present in childhood as small ivory papules or firm skin-colored nodules that can coalesce into larger yellow plaques. These lesions are typically distributed over the extremities, abdomen, and back. Herein, we report an unusual case of a renal transplant recipient who presented with an acquired subungual papule with associated koilonychia and distal nail plate dystrophy. Histopathologic findings were consistent with subungual elastoma.