Eur J Plast Surg (2005) 27: 355 DOI 10.1007/s00238-004-0701-3 BOOK REVIEW Ian T. Jackson Kaden Verlag, Heidelberg, 2004, 943 pp (ISBN 3-922777-55-4) Published online: 27 January 2005 Springer-Verlag 2005 Occasionally a book appears which, on perusal, one described and illustrated. Exophthalmos is covered very knows is going to be a classic. Neven Olivari has pro- well since this is one of Dr Olivari’s ‘‘hobbies.’’ Lip and duced such a book. Not only is he the author, he has palate—primary and secondary—facial palsy, and ear also drawn all of the illustrations. Of course, this is a reconstruction make up the remainder of the chapter. very signiﬁcant thing, since there can be problems in Chapter 4, which deals with the chest, covers breast communication between an author and the artist illus- reconstruction, reduction, and augmentation. It is trating the procedure. This can result in the loss of interesting that in 1916, Tansini presented his work on essential details. the latissimus dorsi ﬂap. The applications of the TRAM The ﬁrst chapter is an eye-opener since Dr Olivari has ﬂap, pedicled and free, are extensively described. Even delved into the history of plastic surgery. Many inter- hidradenitis suppurativa treatment is in this chapter. esting early publications are quoted. Firstly, there is an Chapter 5 considers obesity surgery which has be- illustration of beautiful instruments produced in the come so popular is presented in detail again with good early 1800s in a book by Bernard and Huette. Then illustrations. comes the true history of many ﬂaps. Illustrations show In Chapter 6, extremity defects due to trauma are that Dieﬀenbach, Delpech, Burow, and Bruns were analyzed, and the appropriate reconstruction, either lo- using ﬂaps which have other people’s names attached to cal or microvascular, is extensively described. In addi- them today. These were described at a date much earlier tion to this, all of the applicable local skin, muscle, and free ﬂaps are presented. than the book in which they appeared in 1857. In 1892, von Hagedorn was using a lip repair very similar to the Replantation is covered comprehensively. Tennison. Szymanowski, in 1865, illustrated a rhomboid The ﬁnal chapter is on burns. The acute burn and ﬂap. In 1967, Burian reduced a breast with a vertical post-burn reconstruction again receive the exposure re- mammaplasty. quired to be fully up-to-date at the present time. Chapter 2, which is headed ‘‘General Techniques,’’ is This truly is a labor of love, written entirely and a very comprehensive review of grafts, local ﬂaps in- illustrated by a single surgeon who is a giant among volved in the face, regional ﬂaps in the chest and limbs, giants, respected in his own country and in every other tissue expansion, treatment of hemangioma and skin country he has visited. This book is, will become, and tumors. The diagrams are excellent and are accurate will continue to be a classic. At the moment, of course, it since, as mentioned above, these have been reproduced will largely be limited to German-speaking countries, by Dr Olivari himself. but I would hope that the publisher will recognize that Chapter 3 is a very important one on the face and this is probably one of the best plastic surgery books neck area, this considers in detail reconstruction of soft written and very quickly bring out an English edition. and hard tissue, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, recon- Undoubtedly it would be a smash hit. structive and aesthetic procedures with face lift, bleph- I congratulate my old friend on this superb produc- aroplasty, brow lift, and dermabrasion being well- tion. I. T. Jackson Southﬁeld, Michigan, USA E-mail: email@example.com Tel.: +1-248-4245800 Fax: +1-248-4245881
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 1, 2005
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