A review of K. Kobus: “Atlas of plastic surgery”

A review of K. Kobus: “Atlas of plastic surgery” Eur J Plast Surg (2006) 29: 101 DOI 10.1007/s00238-006-0031-8 BOOK REVIEW Leo Clodius MissingData MissingData Medsport Press Warsaw, 2004, p 301, ISBN 83-90870-7-7, US$ 70.00 Published online: 21 April 2006 # Springer-Verlag 2006 Years ago, while I was driving from the former CSSR facial surgery, Maxillofacial surgery; Auricular malforma- across the mountainous border area, on the street of a small tions and defects; Eyelid malformations and defects; town, Polanica Zdrój, I noticed a patient demonstrating a Haemangioma and pigmented naevi; Other malformations perfect Tagliacozzi arm flap for his nasal reconstruction. and diseases; Facial trauma; Facial nerve paresis; Facial Upon his recommendation, I visited not a unit nor a de- tumors; Hand surgery; Injuries of lower extremities; partment for plastic surgery, but an entire hospital devoted Genitourinary system; Lymphedema; Burns; Pressure to our specialty. It received the difficult problem-cases sores; Cosmetic surgery; and an outlook: Quo vadis from all over Poland. This hospital’s chief now presents us chirurgica plastica. with an atlas of representative cases, thoroughly color- Who will buy this atlas? Who will enjoy analyzing these illustrated, with long-term follow up. But, is this just difficult cases? Primarily, it is the experienced surgeon who another atlas of plastic surgery? Realizing the diversity of will admire the diversity and severity of the difficult our special surgical field, the experienced reader will es- problems, their corrections, and the long-term results. The pecially enjoy seeing how complicated problems have been operative steps, when necessary, are graphically outlined. dealt with and solved. This, by the use of, at one time, the Each chapter is supplemented by pertinent references. And most modern but now “time honored” methods, reflected the beginner in plastic and reconstructive surgery? He will the enormous wisdom and experience of the author. be stunned by looking and by studying all the formidable The titles of the eighteen chapters in this book are: problems. And he will be impressed by the excellent results Specificity of plastic surgery; Cleft lip and plate; Cranio- achieved. L. Clodius Weid 17, Zumikon 8126, Switzerland http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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