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J Craniofac Surg 4:148-152 1270 European ~ll~hl __O lfflflStlC bur-gery © Springer-Verlag 1997 Eur J Plast Surg (1997) 20:317 Taylor, I.G., Razaboni, R.M.: Michel Salmon - anatomic stud- Bostwick III, J., Eaves, EE, Nahai, E (eds): Endoscopic plastic ies, book 1 and 2. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing. 308 surgery. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishing 1994. 584 pages, pages, US$ 90.00. ISBN 0,942219-27-9. US$ 325.00. ISBN 0-942219-65-1. Contained in this volume are two monographs, translated from A new surgical approach? Are you a bit sceptic? Did we not the French, "Les Art~res des Muscles Membres et du Tronc" and learn from our teachers, even for difficult problems: "The best "Les Voies Anastomotiques Arterielles des Membres", first pub- way to get out of trouble is not to get into trouble - or - do you lished in 1933 and 1939 by Masson in Paris. The English transla- really want to be the first with this new technique - but beware: tion forms the second part of this book. It is an excellent contribu- dont be the last!" This superb volume demonstrates that the es- tion and certainly most welcome to the English-speaking world. sence of endoscopic plastic surgery is more than operating The first part of the book demonstrates the reasons for the special through a "key-hole", more than "band aid surgery". Most of the interest of the two translators, Ian Taylor and Rosa Razaboni, for work is the fruit of many selfcritical hours in the endoscopic labo- doing this work: their longstanding interest in microvascular sur- ratory. Here, all the tricks and tips described must be learned, be- gery - not only it's techniques but also in the necessary anatomi- fore your patient then can profit from the astoundingly broad cal vascular basis. This includes the history of the description of range of clinical applications. The final success, the satisfaction of the vascular systems, which are being used more and more often patient and surgeon rests, as explained in detail, on indication and in tissue transplantation. careful selection, on the individual and anatomical planning and The book opens with a description of the life of Michel Salm- on the skill of the operator. The book is divided into three sec- on and his family. In the next chapter: Michel Salmon, his Legacy, tions, supplemented with a pertinent bibliography at the end of Ian Taylor gives an overview of the present days' concept of the each, and when necessary at the end of an important chapter. De- vascularization of muscle and skin, also including their venous spite the authorship of 15 experts, there are no overlaps in text or drainage. He describes how Salmon, as an orthopedic and pediat- references. Alternative approaches, complications, follow each ric surgeon, focused in his day on the placement of incisions, on major chapter, as well as "caveats" such as: "Children should not vascular and avascular planes, on the danger zones, for ligating ar- be sedated prior to endoscopy; a patient who requests blepharo- teries. But Salmon stopped short of developing the concept of an- plasty should be evaluated for a forehead lift - or: meticulous dis- giosomes as he did not study the third dimension of vascular terri- sections of the carpal canal contents away from the undersurface of the ligament is essential to avoid median nerve injury". The tories. Examining and realizing that vascular territories are three- dimensional led to the description of musculocutaneous flaps. In first four chapters provide an overview on minimal invasive plas- tic surgery, on the basis of endoscopic plastic surgery (also nasal the light of the possibilities of today's plastic surgical reconstruc- tions, Salmon's contributions are updated by Taylor concerning airway surgery, diagnostic endoscopy for the head and neck), on muscle and musculocutaneous flaps, concerning the more recent the necessary equipment and on the optical cavity. The other parts of the book discuss the clinical applications, from forehead, face, anatomical studies and resulting concepts, and concerning vascu- lar anastomoses within and between muscles. This chapter pro- neck to the treatment of the carpal tunnel syndrome. In addition, there are chapters on the placement of tissue expanders, on har- vides for the reader the link between past and present. The authors have to be congratulated for doing all this extensive work and re- vesting jejunum, omentum, muscles (rectus abdominis, latissimus dorsi), on nerves, veins and fascia lata. The necessary anatomy is search. They caught a great opportunity. The publisher presents us demonstrated and followed by an explanation of the relevant clini- with a quality book. (L. Clodius, Ztirich) cal correlation. The book also has excellent illustrations: what a pleasure for the plastic surgeon! Not only are practically all pre- and post operative pictures exactly comparable in color, in addi- tion are the clinical pictures "explained" by anatomical drawings. The somewhat restricted optical cavity, presented by photography, is explained by an illustration of the anatomical entity and put into its apropriate clinical setting. The three editors, all from Emory University, must the congratulated for fnding their superb illustra- tor, who so expertly is able to visualize anatomical structures and operative techniques. (L. Clodius, Ztirich) European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals
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