ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Comprehensively explains harvesting techniques of the most important flaps in head and neck reconstruction
- Provides step-to-step descriptions supplemented with illustrative photographs and drawings
- Consistent, easy-to-navigate structure helps readers find specific information quickly
Ablative tumor surgery of the head and neck region often results in severe cosmetic and functional deformities. In these cases, microvascular free-tissue transfer enables three-dimensional reconstruction of head and neck defects. The selection of adequate donor tissue and a profound knowledge of the human anatomy and the various harvesting techniques are paramount in ensuring successful reconstruction.
Reflecting current surgical approaches, this book presents the most frequently used flaps in head and neck surgery, including detailed overviews as well as their respective pearls and pitfalls. Moreover, each section contains a synopsis and pre-operative checklist.
The overlay-technique merges high-quality-photographs with drawings and precisely illustrates the step-to-step descriptions of the different flap harvesting techniques, making this manual in pocket size an unique and accessible reference for both doctors in training and specialists in the field of otolaryngology, head and neck, plastic, maxillofacial and skull base surgery.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Flap - Free tissue transfer - Head and neck reconstruction - Microvascular surgery
Related subjects » Otorhinolaryngology - Surgery
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Dr. Boban M. Erovic was born in 1974 in Baden, just south of Vienna, and studied Medicine at the University of Vienna. In 2007, he finished his residency at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, at the Medical University of Vienna. He earned his PhD degree in 2006 and has been Assistant Professor for Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery since 2010. Dr. Erovic has been a member of the Merkelcell Carcinoma study group at the National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI) in Bethesda, MD, since 2009. Following several study visitis to the University of Toronto in 2007 and 2008, he developed his clinical interest in free flap reconstruction. In 2009, he became a fellow for microvascular reconstruction and free flap transfer at the University of Toronto's Department for Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.