By Harold Ellis
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Case 13 A septic great toe PART 2: CASES How could the primary condition, the ingrowing toenail, have been treated and this complication avoided? The patient is advised as follows: Avoid cutting the nail downwards into the nail fold – cut the nail transversely. Avoid tight shoes. Tuck a pledget of cotton wool daily into the side of the nail bed to enable the nail to grow out of the fold. Once this has been achieved, there is no risk of further trouble. How should the infection be treated in the acute phase?
The diagnosis was first confirmed by taking a biopsy under local anaesthetic from the tumour edge. This revealed the typical appearances of a moderately well differentiated squamous carcinoma of the skin *Jean Nicholas Marjolin (1780–1850), surgeon, Hôpital St Eugénie, Paris. †John Templeton Bowen (1857–1941), dermatologist, Harvard Medical School, Boston. 29 PART 2: CASES This is a relatively unusual site for this tumour. Where is it more often found? 30 Part 2: Cases (Fig. 2). There is ulceration, and tumour is seen infiltrating into the normal adjacent dermis; note the ‘keratin pearls’ typical of squamous carcinomas.
On examination the left foot is cold and pale. Although I can feel all the pulses in his right leg, I can only find his left femoral pulse. His BP is 150/80 and there is no glycosuria. What is your provisional diagnosis on reading this letter? He has severe claudication pain affecting the calf muscles of the left leg as a result of occlusion of the arterial supply to his lower limb. The block is somewhere between the femoral artery at the groin, whose pulse can be felt, and the popliteal artery, whose pulse is impalpable.
Surgery: Clinical Cases Uncovered by Harold Ellis