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U042 - Minimally Invasive Nail Surgery: Save the Nail!

Saturday, March 2; 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Evaluate specific nail problems and localize the relevant anatomic site as origin of the pathology
  • Identify appropriate measures for treatment, including nail-surgery
  • Develop strategies for planning and executing nail-surgery with focus on nail-preservation and minimal trauma


In Dermatology diagnosis and treatment of nail diseases or nail problems has moved from severe traumatizing surgery to delicate nail-preserving and minimal invasive techniques. This session guides the audience from localizing the problem in the anatomic (sub-)unit to planning an individual approach based on instructive cases. Participants will familiarize themselves with minimal invasive techniques starting from anaesthesia, the appropriate placing of the patient to the actual procedures. Useful instruments and methods will be introduced as well as tricks of the trade.


  • Billingsley, Elizabeth M., MD: Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. – A(Fees); Genentech, Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Hedgepath Pharmaceutic HedgePath Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – C(Fees), I(Grants/Research Funding); Regeneron – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Hinshaw, Molly A., MD: Accure Medical, LLC – F(ST);
  • Loeser, Christoph R., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Saturday, March 2
4:30 PM
Dr. Loeser / Welcome and Introduction
4:40 PM
Dr. Loeser / Ingrown toenail controversy
4:50 PM
Dr. Billingsley / Subungual Melanoma and Melanonychia
5:00 PM
Dr. Loeser / Mucoid Pseudocysts
5:10 PM
Dr. Hinshaw / Erythronychia
5:20 PM
Dr. Loeser / Discussion, Take home messages and Conclusion
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, March 2
  • Time
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Location
    Salon I
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Elizabeth M. Billingsley, MD, FAAD
  • Molly A. Hinshaw, MD, FAAD - Handout