Free Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstruction

A Step-By-Step Color Atlas

  • Raul Pellini
  • Gabriele Molteni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Ghirelli, G. Molinari, F. Mattioli, R. Pellini, G. Molteni
      Pages 3-9
    3. L. Bianconi, L. Pierotello, G. Molteni, R. Pellini, D. Marchioni
      Pages 11-18
    4. V. Valentini, M. Della Monaca
      Pages 19-29
  3. Soft Tissue Flaps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. R. Pellini, A. Lambertoni, J. Zocchi, V. Manciocco, G. Molteni
      Pages 33-40
    3. R. Pellini, M. Ghirelli, F. Ferreli, B. Pichi, G. Mercante, G. Molteni
      Pages 41-51
    4. G. Molteni, M. Ghirelli, C. Plotegher, C. Piazza, R. Pellini
      Pages 53-65
    5. M. Cherubino, D. Sallam, P. L. Tos
      Pages 67-70
  4. Perforator Flaps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. G. Molteni, L. Lanaro, M. Ghirelli, A. Fior, G. Giampaoli, R. Pellini
      Pages 73-87
    3. M. Pignatti, G. Sapino, L. Pacchioni, A. Baccarani, G. De Santis
      Pages 89-99
  5. Bone Flaps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. G. Molteni, M. Ghirelli, J. Zocchi, R. Pellini
      Pages 103-116
    3. S. Ferrari, A. Ferri, B. Bianchi, E. Sesenna
      Pages 117-125
    4. M. Cherubino, D. Sallam, P. L. Tos
      Pages 127-130
    5. G. Molteni, M. Ghirelli, P. Procacci, A. Fior, R. Nocini, R. Pellini
      Pages 131-146
  6. L. Bianconi, L. Pierotello, G. Molteni, R. Pellini, D. Marchioni
    Pages C1-C2

About this book


This richly illustrated atlas provides a clear and comprehensive step-by-step description of surgical techniques for raising and setting free flaps from different donor sites, to reconstruct damage to the head and neck  caused by cancer and trauma. Adopting a highly practical approach, the book describes the indications and technical aspects of each procedure with sets of in-vivo pictures clearly showing the surgical passages. In addition, it discusses microvascular techniques and explores different soft-tissue, perforator and bone flaps, including novel free tissue flaps, presented for the first time in the head and neck field. This book offers invaluable insights into free-flap harvesting and transferring techniques for both residents and experienced specialists in the field of otolaryngology, head and neck, maxillo-facial and plastic surgery.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Raul Pellini
    • 1
  • Gabriele Molteni
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryIRCCS “Regina Elena” National Cancer InstituteRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital of Verona Borgo TrentoItaly

Bibliographic information

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Surgery & Anesthesiology