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J Bone Joint Surg 28:343 © Springer-Verlag 97 Eur J Hast Surg (1997) 20:216 Ramirez O.M., Daniel, R.K.: Endoscopic plastic surgery. Ber- Daver, B.M., Anitia, N.H., Furnas, D.W.: Handbook of plastic lin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer 1995. 334 pages, hardcover, surgery for the general surgeon. Bombay, Dehli, Calcutta, Ma- dras: Oxford University Press 1995. 234 pages. US$ 210.00. ISBN 0-387-94466-4. Is endoscopic p!astic surgery a gimmick or are these new tech- In need-based countries and remote areas of developed coun- niques the beginning of a further addition in the concepts and in tries, the general surgeon may be called upon to treat patients with the technical armamentarium in our field of plastic, reconstructive plastic surgical problems. This book offers practical guidance in and esthetic surgery? Or is it too early for a book on endoscopic the treatment of universal plastic surgical conditions. Topics cov- ered in this text include basic plastic surgical techniques, tips on plastisc surgery (there is also a video on "Endoscopic Aesthetic Surgery")? In this beautifully produced volume an international, the use of general and local anesthesia, management and treat- well organized team of 37 experts, communicates the wealth of ment for burns and diseases of the skin (benign and malignant). Six of the fourteen chapters in this book are devoted to the recon- their experience in thirty two chapters. The first part, on general principles: equipment (endoscopic surgery is very equipment de- struction of facial defects. Included in these particular chapters are pendant), how to create an optical cavity, how to handle frustrat- management and treatment for cleft lip deformities, defects of the ears, nose, cheek and eyelid as well as maxillo-facial injuries. ing instrumental problems, also comprises two chapters on the history and the development of modern techniques of endoscopic There is also a special chapter on tropical diseases as they mani- fest in the plastic surgical patient i.e., leishmaniasis, and leprosy. surgery. All expandable body cavities and spaces have become ac- cessible! Surgical trauma is reduced without compromise of the The authors have managed to condense a large volume of material into a 234 page paper-bound book. The surgical procedures rec- exposure of the operative field. Magnification is no problem. The second, major part of the book is on clinical application of endo- ommended are ones which have provided consistently good re- sults. The text is complemented with many photographs and dia- scopic surgery. The following anatomic areas are discussed: The grams and a handy reference section at the end of the book for the face, including the forehead and the neck, the breast including en- surgeon to refer to for more information on particular subjects. I doscopic detection of failed breast implants, body contouring, car- thoroughly enjoyed reviewing this book; the text was easy to read pal tunnel release, plantar fasciotomy. Finally, the use of endosco- and techniques described; easy to understand. This is a very useful py in tissue expansion and in harvesting of muscle, omentum and jejunum, is described in detail. These contents demonstrate ex- handbook for the general surgeon who may have the task of treat- ing patients with plastic surgical problems. (Ch. Rhee, Southfield) pertly the realm of this new surgical field, which is so detailed and broadly covered. (L. Clodius, Ztirich) European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals
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