Yellow Nail Syndrome:An Unusual Case Report


Turkiye Klinikleri J Cardiovasc Sci, vol.24, no.2, pp.159-62, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Klinikleri J Cardiovasc Sci
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-62
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


ABSTRACT The yellow nail syndrome (YNS), a triad of yellow discolored, dystrophic nails, lymphedema, and pleural effusions, is a rare clinical condition. Most patients develop yel low nail syndrome in early middle age, and the overall male: fema le ratio is 1:1.6. The eti ology of YNS is obscure,while the pathogenesis seems to involve impaired lymphatic drainage. A 17-year-old patient with yellow dystrophic nails, sinus retention cyst, and lower-limb lymphedema was presented with a review of the current medical literature.