• A simple technique for partial or complete destruction of the nail matrix with the use of phenol alcohol is outlined. A retrospective analysis of 30 random patients suggests that it has a low morbidity, is easy to perform, and has a high success rate. Therefore, it offers an excellent option to cold steel surgery, especially for the nonsurgically oriented dermatologist.
(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:348-350)
Siegle RJ, Harkness J, Swanson NA. Phenol Alcohol Technique for Permanent Matricectomy. Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(3):348-350. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650390070014