Eur J Plast Surg (2004) 27:309 DOI 10.1007/s00238-004-0667-1 BOOK REVIEW Lawrence F. Handler Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2003, hardcover, $159US, 266 pp, 117 illustrations in 141 parts, 116 in full color (ISBN 0-387-00283-9) Published online: 9 September 2004 Springer-Verlag 2004 Complications in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery is a new Although the title of this textbook would imply an textbook edited by Brian Brazzo, M.D. with 24 contribut- emphasis on complications, the various sections on ing authors. Many of the contributors are experienced techniques provide valuable information useful to a va- and recognized surgeons in the field of ophthalmic plastic riety of specialties with an interest in the periorbital, and reconstructive surgery. This book contains 16 chap- midface and upper facial areas. The majority of chapters ters divided into three major sections; Cosmetic Surgery, provide sufficient details so as to allow the reader the Ptosis, and Lower Eyelid Malposition. The majority of the ability to incorporate various techniques into their own chapters are divided into subsections highlighting evalu- surgical armamentarium. Regardless of the surgeon’s ex- ation, technique and complications. The chapters are perience, the sections on complications also provide prac- relatively brief and are almost equally weighted between tical and useful information. The sections discussing com- technique and complications. The text is supported with plications can assist the surgeon in counseling patients as (primarily) color pictures and black and white drawings. to some of the possible difficulties that can occur with the Procedures covered in this book include many of the various procedures presented. commonly-utilized oculoplastic surgical techniques such The advantages of a multi-authored textbook need to as upper and lower blepharoplasty, levator and Mueller’s be weighed against some of the inconsistencies in the muscle ptosis repair, entropion, ectropion, midface ele- quality of the photographs, and the amount of content vation, eyelid tumor reconstruction, dacryocystorhinos- covered within each chapter. However, the brevity of the tomy, eyelid retraction and orbital fracture repair. How- various chapters may result in a frequently and easy-to- ever, there is a plethora of other commonly-encountered use resource. Dr. Brazzo’s text can best be used by those conditions and surgical procedures that were not included, students with a particular interest in some of the most such as congenital and neurological ptosis, orbital- and commonly encountered oculoplastic surgical procedures. lacrimal-gland disorders, and craniofacial-related disor- ders. L. F. Handler ( ) Craniofacial Institute, Providence Hospital, Southfield, Michigan, USA e-mail: email@example.com
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 1, 2004
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