by Peter C. Neligan (Author), Fu-Chan Wei (Author)
Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Head and Neck is a master work representing a unique collaboration among the world’s leading microsurgeons who share their expertise and insights on the latest advances and techniques in head and neck reconstruction.
Inspect this work today, and you will be delighted with its comprehensive coverage, logical organization, appealing layout, and beautiful four-color illustrations detailing anatomic structures and step-by-step operative technique. The book is divided into seven sections with 44 chapters covering the full spectrum of problems encountered in head and neck surgery. Part I provides an overview of management of head and neck tumors. Part II discusses fundamentals of reconstruction with chapters on microsurgical technique, choosing recipient vessels, preoperative workup, and postoperative management. Part III describes commonly used flaps with detailed illustrative step-by-step descriptions of operative technique. Part IV focuses on reconstruction for each head and neck region with helpful dialogue boxes summarizing key points. Part V, Rehabilitation, contains chapters on osseointegration and facial prosthetics, whereas Part VI deals with refinements and complications, and Part VII, The Future, has chapters on flap prefabrication and composite tissue allotransplantation.
Although this book contains all the detailed information one would expect, what is really appealing is its formatting. This book is designed to be both a comprehensive reference and a quick reference guide. It is packed with clinical pearls and must-know information. Each chapter includes helpful boxes containing chapter summaries, critical points, tips and tricks, pitfalls to avoid, and much more. Even though the emphasis of the book is on microsurgical reconstruction, it also includes information on basic reconstructive principles as well as some of the newer local and regional flaps used in the head and neck. To enhance the learning experience, two accompanying DVDs present operative videos on a number of the most commonly used flaps.
Free-style free flaps
Composite tissue allotransplantation
Hardcover: 899 pages
Publisher: Thieme Medical Pub; 1st edition (September 30, 2009)