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Complications in Cutaneous Surgery

  • Hugh M. GlosterJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Acute Surgical Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marcy Neuburg
      Pages 3-8
    3. Darrell J. Fader
      Pages 9-20
    4. Shawn Allen, Roberta Sengelmann
      Pages 21-35
    5. Hugh M. Gloster Jr.
      Pages 36-45
    6. Gregory John Fulchiero Jr., Elizabeth M. Billingsley
      Pages 46-61
    7. Michelle Pipitone, Hugh M. Gloster Jr.
      Pages 62-76
    8. Ross M. Campbell, Raymond G. Dufresne Jr.
      Pages 77-83
  3. Chronic Surgical Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. A. Paul Kelly
      Pages 87-94
    3. Sumaira Z. Aasi, David Leffell
      Pages 95-114
    4. Tri H. Nguyen
      Pages 115-138
    5. Mary E. Maloney, Nathaniel J. Jellinek
      Pages 139-152
  4. Complications of Cosmetic Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Elizabeth L. Tanzi, Tina S. Alster
      Pages 167-182
    3. Chris Harmon, Betty Davis
      Pages 183-191
    4. J. Barton Sterling, C. William Hanke
      Pages 192-198
    5. Steven C. Bernstein
      Pages 199-206

About this book


The demand for outpatient cutaneous surgery procedures has increased at a rapid rate over the last several decades. Cosmetic, oncology, and reconstructive procedures are being performed by primary care physicians and a variety of specialists in different disciplines such as dermatology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and otolaryngology. As the number of cutaneous surgery procedures rises, so will the rate of complications, which are inevitable and occur even with the most skilled and meticulous surgeons. This comprehensive text will enable the practicing physician to formulate a preoperative strategy to not only prevent complications before they occur but also to properly diagnose and manage complications when they arise, allowing the physician to provide optimal care to the patient.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hugh M. GlosterJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Complications in Cutaneous Surgery
  • Editors Hugh M. Gloster
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-73151-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-2510-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-73152-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 246
  • Number of Illustrations 235 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
    Plastic Surgery
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Industry Sectors
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From the reviews:

"This useful book outlines the common complications that can occur in cutaneous surgery. This information can be found in other books, but not in such a focused and concentrated style. The audience includes surgeons from residents to experienced practitioners. … This book is great – useful, complete, and discussing a topic not well covered in the literature. It should be required reading for all residents expecting to practice cutaneous surgery." (Jon C Starr, Doody’s Review Service, May 2008)

"...a must-read for clinicians setting up a clinical practice, especially a general dermatology practice incorporating dermatologic surgery." (Cory A. Dunnick and Robert P. Dellavalle, JAMA, July 2008)

"The multiauthored book is nearly evenly divided into sections on acute surgical complications … . There is an extensive discussion of wound problems from dehiscence to hypertrophic scars and keloids. … Overall, this is a unique and valuable text. The multiauthored format includes many prominent dermatologic surgeons from around the United States. … I believe this is a textbook that should be read by every dermatologic surgeon." (Dermatologic Surgery Journal, Vol. 35 (5), 2009)