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Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Head and Neck
     

Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Head and Neck

by Peter Neligan, Fu-Chan Wei
 

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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.

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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.

Comprehensive Coverage

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.

Unique Features

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.

Hot Topics

  • Laryngeal reconstruction
  • Free-style free flaps
  • Facial prosthetics
  • Supramicrosurgery
  • Voice rehabilitation
  • Perforator flaps
  • Composite tissue allotransplantation

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Description: This book is designed to foster knowledge and understanding in a complex field, setting out the current thinking and techniques for treating defects of the head and neck using flaps and microsurgical principles.
Purpose: With the focus on microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, the editors and authors have produced a landmark book. The overriding theme is to provide readers with an armamentarium sufficient to rebuild the head and neck while maintaining quality of life for patients.
Audience: The audience is just about anyone who deals with patients with head and neck cancer and the reconstruction of the ensuing defects. Thus, residents in specialties whose curriculum includes these topics will benefit, as will surgeons who have passed the diploma stages of their careers. A group of notable global contributors have written this book.
Features: This area is complex and life altering with little to no room for error. The first of the book's seven sections covers the fundamentals of head and neck cancer management, including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy treatments. Part 2 addresses issues relevant to reconstruction, i.e., microsurgical techniques and the choice of the appropriate vessel and flap, preoperative evaluation, and postoperative care. Parts 3 and 4 delve into the free flap options and regional reconstruction with these techniques. The remaining sections cover flap refinement, rehabilitation, dealing with complications, and future reconstruction efforts. Chapters start with a highlight box that offers a concise summary of its themes. They continue with critical points that must not be overlooked, technical words of wisdom, choices for reconstruction, and a system of management modalities. Two DVDs detailing four reconstructive procedures dealing with muscle and bone harvesting accompany the book. The photographs, diagrams, and text are excellent.
Assessment: This superb book should be thoroughly and carefully read. The explanations, writing style, chapter format, and photographic and anatomical illustrations are uniformly praiseworthy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576262696
Publisher:
Quality Medical Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2009

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