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Bruised toenail. Blood under the nail of the big toe of a 15 year old girl. This condition, called a subungual haematoma, occurs when blood vessels beneath the nail rupture. In most cases, the blood drains away by itself after a few days but some require surgical drainage (trephination). In this case, the blood had to be drained by lancing a hole in the nail. For an image of the nail being drained, see M330/1748.
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