Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:378 DOI 10.1007/s00238-003-0547-0 BOOK REVIEW R. Yavuzer J.J. Older: Eyelid Tumors: Clinical Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment, 2nd Edn Manson, 2003, 128 pp (ISBN 1-84076-029-X) Published online: 6 November 2003 Springer-Verlag 2003 Eyelid tumors and their treatment are of interest for many then describes the principles of reconstruction of the of us including plastic, ophthalmic and oculoplastic lower and upper eyelid as well as medial and lateral surgeons as well as dermatologists that are involved with canthi. cutaneous surgery. With their varied training traditions Throughout the book there are 394 color illustrations and priorities, each individual specialty carries its char- consisting of actual patient photos and drawings, explain- acteristics in understanding and approaches to these ing the anatomy and the surgical procedures that are disorders. Therefore there is no need to tell how important described. The high amount of colorful visual content has to get the information from different perspectives to a great impact not only on the readers’ interest but also widen up our armamentarium. This book of Dr Older who digestion of the information that is provided. Any is trained in ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgery contains physician who is involved with eyelid lesions should 11 chapters under two sections. have a reference book that contains the vital knowledge The first section entitled “Diagnosis and Management” covering both the diagnosis and the methods of treatment summarizes briefly the differential diagnosis of eyelid so that he or she can easily refer to when such expertise is tumors, malignant and benign tumors with their related needed. I believe this valuable presentation of Dr Older conditions, their histopathological features and finally with its enriched second edition certainly fulfills this goal their treatment under five sub-sections. The second by covering most of the aspects of the subject with a section, “Reconstruction of the Eyelids,” starts with the reader friendly style. basic but essential knowledge of surgical anatomy and R. Yavuzer ( ) Southfield, Michigan, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 1, 2003
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