Obituary-Daniel Marchac

Obituary-Daniel Marchac Eur J Plast Surg (2013) 36:137–138 DOI 10.1007/s00238-012-0783-2 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Surajit Bhattacharya Received: 24 October 2012 /Accepted: 31 October 2012 /Published online: 28 December 2012 # Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 later, in 1976, at the Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades (Paris) and remained there till 2001. In this specialty, he organized a multidisciplinary group and gained personal experience in approximately 1,500 operated cases. Dr. Marchac published numerous papers, a book Craniofacial Surgery for Craniosynostosis, in 1982, and was the editor of two proceedings of craniofacial congresses. His papers, ‘Anterior fronto-orbital remodeling for trigonocephay’, ‘Scaphocephaly correction with retrocoronal and prelambdoid craniotomies (Renier's "H" technique)’ and ‘Hypertelorism correction: what happens with growth? Evaluation of a series of 95 surgical cases’, remain his landmark contribution to Daniel Marchac craniofacial surgery. He was amongst the first few craniofacial surgeons to embrace distraction histiogenesis and his paper ‘Quadruple internal distraction with early frontal-facial ad- vancement for faciocraniodysostosis’ is a testimony to this. Sir, In the field of skin tumours, Dr. Marchac devised a It was indeed a shocking news for most of us and it is hard frontal nasal flap for nose repair, developed aesthetic eval- to believe that we will never see the European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Obituary-Daniel Marchac

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