Histopathology of the Nail: Onychopathology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Histopathology of the Nail

Onychopathology, 1st Edition

By Eckart Haneke

CRC Press

287 pages | 244 Color Illus.

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This comprehensive review of the histopathology of the human nail will act as a masterclass for all dermatologists, dermatopathologists, and nail-interested pathologists who have to interpret histological sections of nail tissue, which can be challenging for many reasons. In addition to a wealth of illustrated examples, the text guides the reader through the specialized terminology of nail science and supplies clinical data to help reach a reliable histopathological diagnosis.


This textbook represents the most significant contribution in this field since Alkiewicz and Pfister's clinical/pathological textbook in 1975. It represents a comprehensive review of the histopathology of the human nail. In this regard it will fill a gap in this particular speciality market. The textbook will have appeal to dermatologists, dermatopathologists and pathologists with an interest in nail histopathology.

BMA Book Awards 2018, Highly Commended

Table of Contents

Development, structure, and function of the nail. Technical aspects: biopsy, processing, sectioning, staining, and reading the slides; nail glossary. Inflammatory dermatoses affecting the nail. Infections and infestations affecting the nail. Nail changes in systemic diseases and drug reactions. Genodermatoses affecting the nail. Nail-specific conditions. Epithelial and fibroepithelial tumors. Fibrous tumors. Vascular tumors. Tumors with adipocyte, myxoid, muscular, osseous and cartilaginous features. Neurogenic tumors. Histiocytic lesions. Hematogenous tumors. Melanocytic lesions. Metastases of the digital tip.

About the Author

Eckart Haneke, MD

Department of Dermatology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland

Dermatology Practice Dermaticum, Freiburg, Germany

Centro de Dermatología Epidermis, Instituto CUF, Porto, Portugal

Kliniek voor Huidziekten, Universitair Ziekenhuis, Ghent, Belgium

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Pathology