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Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction

A Defect Based Approach

Ilankovan, Velupillai, Ethunandan, Madan, Seah, Tian Ee

2015, XIV, 233 p. 143 illus.

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  • Provides clinicians and trainees with step-by-step descriptions of the reconstructive solutions for specific defects
  • Depicts procedures by means of sequential line drawings
  • Highlights subtleties of the procedures and decision-making process

Written by three experienced consultants with a large skin cancer practice and international reputations for excellence, this book provides comprehensive practical solutions to defects in the head and neck region that are confronted by the clinician in day-to-day practice. Essential information is first provided on anesthesia, defect assessment, and individual flaps, while the core chapters focus on the reconstruction of specific defects at specific sites. The defects and reconstructive solutions are depicted by means of sequential, clinically relevant line drawings that are complemented by clear supporting text highlighting the intricacies and nuances of the procedure and the decision-making process. Helpful algorithms at the end of each chapter summarize the solutions. This book will be ideal for use in daily practice by clinicians and trainees and will assist in achieving excellent cosmetic outcomes in this aesthetically sensitive part of the body.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Cosmetic Outcome of Reconstruction - Head and Neck Reconstruction - Reconstructive Units - Relaxed Skin Tension Lines - Skin Cancer - Skin Grafts

Related subjects » Dermatology - Surgery

Table of contents 

Local anaesthesia.- Aesthetic & reconstructive units.- Decision making process / defect assessment.- Individual flaps.- Reconstruction of specific sites.

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