Eur J Plast Surg (2010) 33:115 DOI 10.1007/s00238-009-0379-7 BOOK REVIEW Mark L. Urken (Ed), Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Reconstruction: A Defect-Oriented Approach Lippincott-Williams, Philadelphia, 2010, 848 pages, 3464 illustrations, $399.00 USD, ISBN: 0-397-51835-8 Ian Jackson Received: 9 December 2009 /Accepted: 9 December 2009 /Published online: 14 January 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 This book is made-up of 17 contributors and 16 chapters, is shown in the photographic sequences and described in divided into five sections: Special Topics in Head and Neck case studies. All areas of the head and neck, both intra- and Reconstruction; Oral Cavity Reconstruction; Midface and extraoral, are resected and reconstructed. A small criticism Scalp Reconstruction; Pharyngeal Reconstruction; and is the lack of diagrams. These, together with the good Post-Traumatic Head and Neck Reconstruction. All areas photographs, would be extremely useful to the readers. of the head and neck region are discussed. There is The techniques used are well described and this, together emphasis on free tissue reconstruction. This allows for with the quality of illustrations, makes for not just ease of very radical resection and reconstruction resulting in many reading but also enjoyment because of the clarity of the text superb results. Local flaps are also used as indicated. The and the abundance of photographs. cases are presented in most chapters as case studies. In I was very surprised and pleased to find that the first these, the problems of the defect and its reconstruction are chapter dealt with perioperative nutrition and metabolic then discussed. The great majority of illustrations are in support for the head and neck cancer patient—a much- color and are very satisfactory. The reconstruction planning needed contribution to this type of surgery. This is a wonderful book for the department library but it will need to be chained down! All members of staff, from I. Jackson (*) juniors in training to seniors performing head and neck Institute of Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, surgery will find this to be useful for surgical planning and Southfield, MI, USA e-mail: email@example.com reconstruction.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 1, 2010
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