En bloc excision of the nail.

  title={En bloc excision of the nail.},
  author={Nathaniel J. Jellinek and Jacob H Bauer},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  volume={36 9},
The most common malignant nail tumors are squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma. Less common nail malignancies are basal cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma. The treatment choices for nail SCC and nail melanoma include conservative standard excision, Mohs surgery, staged excision (modified Mohs surgery), en bloc excision, amputation, and radiation therapy (for SCC). Alternative treatments for nail SCC include photodynamic therapy and… CONTINUE READING


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