This volume is a practical, hands-on guide to reconstruction of the larynx and trachea. It is the first book to cover reconstruction of the larynx and trachea on the basis of auto- and allotransplants with the emphasis on blood supply of the repair tissue. The work focuses on difficult-to-repair defects of the larynx and trachea:
- Tracheal autotransplantation after extended hemilaryngectomy
- Repair of a tracheal restenosis after segmental resection
- Repair of a long segment tracheal stenosis
The book walks you through the entire process, from experimental design to clinical application, and is updated with a thorough review of potential complications and how to avoid them.
A complementary DVD that features several video clips (of nearly 2 hours of footage) is included, highlighting different aspects of wound healing and reconstruction of the larynx and trachea.
The volume is illustrated throughout and is important reading for otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and other specialists involved in wound healing and repair of the larynx and trachea.
From the contents: Applied anatomy and physiology of larynx
and trachea.- Limits in laryngotracheal reconstruction.- Tracheal transplantation
research.- From lab to clinic: Tracheal autotransplantation after extended hemilaryngectomy.-
Towards optimal reconstruction of extended hemilaryngectomy defects.- From wound
healing research to tracheal reconstruction with composite tissue.- Other vascularized
reconstructive tissue for laryngeal repair.- The vascular basis of head and
neck reconstruction: A historical overview.