Plastic Surgery: Clinical Problem Solving [NOOK Book]


Learn how to manage commonly encountered problems in plastic and reconstructive surgery with this unique case-based approach

Covering head, neck, trunk, extremities, and cosmetic concerns, this sourcebook uses numerous visual clinical scenarios to illustrate essential plastic and reconstructive surgical principles. Each chapter is organized by a well-illustrated case, followed by algorithms that take you ...

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Plastic Surgery: Clinical Problem Solving

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Learn how to manage commonly encountered problems in plastic and reconstructive surgery with this unique case-based approach

Covering head, neck, trunk, extremities, and cosmetic concerns, this sourcebook uses numerous visual clinical scenarios to illustrate essential plastic and reconstructive surgical principles. Each chapter is organized by a well-illustrated case, followed by algorithms that take you through effective management strategies and clinically relevant information. The result is an ideal resource for oral board preparation and a valuable primer for students, residents, and attending physicians from diverse specialties.


  • The first resource of its kind, based on visual clinical scenarios designed to sharpen clinical-decision making

  • Each case includes an algorithm to guide management strategies

  • An extensive, high-yield collection of information and insights for each case

  • Practical pearls from leading authorities close each case and provide concept-clarifying take-away points

  • Full-color clinical photos add emphasis to must-know points throughout each case

  • Suggested references provide further information on each subject

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Description: The editors have produced a powerful source of knowledge that is easy to use and quite satisfying. Their book ushers readers through 52 plastic surgery cases and details the logical manner in which to objectively evaluate, ponder, and solve problems that each presents.
Purpose: The editors conceive this book as a tool to explore the world of plastic surgery by presenting a host of clinically relevant scenarios that may be encountered in a plastic surgery practice. They then proceed to lay out a coherent and concise method readers can use to arrive at a sound diagnosis and then formulate a treatment scheme to achieve the desired outcome.
Audience: The recognized experts who contribute to this book have translated complex subjects into an erudite syllabus that can be read and understood by a multitude of readers in plastic surgery, including students, residents, and recently trained and veteran plastic surgeons.
Features: The book begins with the complicated world of congenital lesions of the face. Subsequent chapters cover head, neck, trunk, extremities, and cosmetic concerns in a similar manner. Each of the 52 cases opens with a question and high quality photographs of the problem or pathology. A lifelike photo draws the reader into the clinical situation which, upon turning the page, is followed by an overview of the potential diagnoses. Questions relating to the history of the problem and what to look for in a physical exam assist in discerning the next logical step to formulate a plan of action. Further evaluative tests are discussed and a treatment protocol is launched. A management algorithm for each case succinctly highlights the various paths to bring the case to an acceptable outcome. Each section concludes with a few words of wisdom or "practical pearls" that should have been garnered from the case.
Assessment: Reading this book is an enjoyable experience. How much better can learning be than to have fun, test one's clinical acumen, and take away a fund of knowledge?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071714426
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/2/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • File size: 55 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter J. Taub, MD
Associate Professor
Surgery and Pediatrics
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY

R. Michael Koch, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY

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Table of Contents

1. Encephalocele, Reza Jarrahy and Henry K. Kawamoto, Jr.
2. Coronal Synostosis, Peter J. Taub
3. Sagittal Synostosis, Steven R. Buchman
4. Scalp Wound, Bradon J. Wilhelmi
5. Eyelid Ptosis, Marco Harmaty
6. Upper Eyelid Defect, David Staffenberg, Van Garfein, Courtnety Carpenter
7. Ectropion, Peter J. Taub
8. Lower Eyelid Lesion, Malcolm A. Lesavoy and Mark Gelfand
9. Subjective Nasal Deformity, Sean Boutros
10. Nasal Reconstruction, Donald R. Mackay
11. Unilateral Cleft Lip, Jeffrey Weinzweig
12. Bilateral Cleft Lip, Joseph Losee
13. Upper Lip Lesion, Steven Baker
14. Lower Lip Reconstruction, Jack Yu
15. Cleft Palate, William Y. Hoffman
16. Micrognathia, Timothy W. King and Pravin K. Patel
17. Treacher Collins Syndrome, Davinder Singh
18. Prominent Ear Deformity, Patrick Cole and Samuel Stal
19. Microtia, Mitchell A. Stotland
20. Ear Lesion, Larry Hollier, Jr
21. Venous Malformation, Robert Buka and Jessica Simon
22. Panfacial Fracture, Seth Thaller and David Pincus
23. Cheek Mass, Eric Genden
24. Lesion of the Cheek, Gregory R.D. Evans
25. Subjective Facial Aging, Richard Skolnick
26. Facial Paralysis, Jin Chun
27. Hemangioma, Corey S. Goldberg, Mark M. Urata, and John Reinisch
28. Congenital Chest Deformity, Michael L. Bentz
29. Sternal Wound Infection, Norman Shulman
30. Juvenile Virginal Hypertrophy of the Breast (Gigantomastia), Elizabeth J. Hall-Findlay
31. Gynecomastia, Dennis C. Hammond
32. Poland Syndrome, Nicolas Guay
33. Tuberous Breast Deformity, R. Michael Koch
34. Subjective Hypomastia, Paul Smith
35. Breast Cancer, Charles Butler and Mark L. Venturi
36. Abdominal Wall Defect, Norman Schulman
37. Postbariatric Reconstruction, Thomas P. Sterry
38. Congenital Melanocytic Nevi, Rafael J. Diaz-Garcia and Paul S. Cederna
39. Ischial Pressure Ulcer, Adam H. Hamawy and Jeffrey E. Janis
40. Sacral Pressure Ulcer, C. Scott Hultman
41. Trochanteric Pressure Sore, Harvey Himel
42. Lower Extremity Injury, Babak Mahrara
43. Flame Burn, Lily Lee and Warren Garner
44. Syndactyly, Neil Ford Jones
45. Thumb Hypoplasia, Shelley Noland and James Chang
46. Thumb Amputation, Kodi K. Azari and W.P. Andrew Lee
47. Flexor Tendon Laceration, Michael Neumeister
48. Flexion Deformity of the Finger, John Ko
49. Mangled Hand, Ernest Kirchman
50. Finger Mass, David Chiu
51. Swan Neck Deformity, Aaron Daliuski
52. Boutonniere Deformity, Richard Gilbert
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