The Effectiveness of Matrix Cauterization With Bichloracetic Acid in the Treatment of Ingrown Toenails

Terzi E., Guvenc U., Tursen B., TÜRSEN Ü., KAYA T. İ.

DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY, vol.43, no.5, pp.728-733, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/dss.0000000000000696
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.728-733
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


BACKGROUND Chemical matricectomy is performed mainly by 2 agents, phenol and sodium hydroxide. Chemical matricectomy with phenol has a low recurrence rate and good cosmetic results, but it produces extensive tissue destruction and can result in drainage and a delayed healing time. These adverse effects have-brought forward the use of chemical agents such as sodium hydroxide and trichloroacetic acid for matricectomy.