Eur J Plast Surg (2005) 28: 377 DOI 10.1007/s00238-005-0783-6 BOOK REVIEW L. Clodius Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2004 Philadelphia, New York, London, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Sydney, Tokyo pp 420, US $ 42.00 (ISBN 0-7817-5189-6) Published online: 13 September 2005 Springer-Verlag 2005 Dear reader, Do you know the Jackson–Weiss Syn- 1. Anatomy (a schematic drawing is included) drome? For your information here is an example, dem- a. Roots onstrating the make and the arrangement of the text b. Trunks and divisions throughout this book: page 169, chapter 25: Craniosy- c. Cords nostosis and Craniofacial Syndromes (diﬀerent sutures d. Branches may be aﬀected in patients with the same syndrome) e. Pearls for memorisation F. Jackson–Weiss syndrome 2. Pathology 3. Diagnosis (including e.g. the thoracic outlet syn- 1. Inheritance drome) with four pages on physical exam localisation a. Autosomal dominant of a brachial plexus injury b. Mutation in FGFR2 4. Management, with graphic representation of an alo- 2. Physical features gorithm—when what to do—and a concluding sec- a. Craniosynostosis tion of ‘‘Pearls’’ concerning this section on the b. Mild midfacial hypoplasia, broad great toes, may brachial plexus. have syndactyly of toes But this book is not just an enumeration of syn- The reader will also ﬁnd contributions from related dromes. Look at the titles of some sections, presented in ﬁelds to plastic surgery such as general surgery, oral and the style as shown above: Tissue injury and repair; sur- maxillofacial surgery, orthopedics, ototlaryngology, gical techniques and wound management; grafts; ﬂaps; neurosurgery, urology. tissue expansion; microsurgery; local anesthetics; patient Despite its abundance of very useful information, this selection and psychiatric aspects of plastic surgery; lasers pocket size book, easy to read, may be a wonderful, in plastic surgery; malignant skin and soft tissue lesions; useful tool to pass the Board-Exam. It is broad based vascular anomalies; lymphedema and tattoos; squamous and a real mindsharpener. Only one aspect this reviewer cell carcinomas of the head and neck; principles of head considers debatable: the name of ‘‘Michigan’’ in this so and neck reconstruction; eyelid reconstruction; facial convenient and quick consult in the oﬃce, on rounds. paralysis; cleft lip; orthognatic surgery and temporo- This text, a winner, is certainly recommended to every- mandibular dysfunction; evaluation and surgical treat- body, active everywhere in the wunderful and vast ﬁeld ment of facial aging; body contouring—to name a few of of plastic surgery. the sections. This handy book, you may take it to the L. Clodius, M.D. beach or read it in the subway—covers all the bases. Take the rather complicated brachial plexus, which is section 44: L. Clodius Weid 17, 8126 Zumikon, Switzerland
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