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Raising of Microvascular Flaps

A Systematic Approach

Benefits

  • Systematic approach to the techniques of microsurgical tissue transfer

  • Brilliant photographs and artwork clearly showing all the surgical steps and the underlying anatomy

  • Covers all commonly used soft-tissue and bone flaps including a new series of perforator flaps

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 1-20
  3. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 21-37
  4. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 39-62
  5. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 63-79
  6. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 81-104
  7. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 105-130
  8. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 131-154
  9. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 155-158
  10. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 159-175
  11. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 177-193
  12. Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Frank Hölzle
    Pages 195-215
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 217-243

About this book

Introduction

Raising of Microvascular Flaps provides all those who deal with microsurgical tissue transfer, i.e. plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, trauma surgeons, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons, with all they need to know in their daily practice. In this second edition, the authors have followed the principle of systematic teaching based on photographs of cadaver preparations alongside explanatory color drawings to enhance understanding of the anatomy. Since microvascular tissue transfer is continuously developing, three flaps from the new generation have been added. These perforator flaps expand the spectrum of reconstructive possibilities and have specific indications if very low donor site morbidity is important to patients. A special strength of the book is its clear didactic structure. The highly instructive text is comprehensive and precise and also covers all representative literature on flap raising.

Keywords

Flap Microsurgery Microvascular Tissue transfer

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und GesichtschirurgieTechnische Universität München, Klinikum rechts der IsarMünchenGermany

About the authors

Klaus-Dietrich Wolff has been Professor and Head of the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany, since 2007. After studying medicine and dentistry at FU Berlin, Professor Wolff completed his PhD in both subjects in 1987 and acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) in 1994. Subsequently he was appointed adjunct professor at FU Berlin in 1999. This was followed by a position at Ruhr University Bochum, where he held the Chair of Oral Surgery and Plastic Facial Surgery from 2000 to 2007 and the post of medical director from 2004 to 2007. He moved to TUM in 2007. Professor Wolff researches in the area of plastic reconstructive facial surgery with the aim of improving the microsurgical transfer of tissue through a better understanding of the construction, physiology, and healing of tissue transplants. He is working on  an extracorporal perfusion system intended to expand the scope of reconstruction even in the most difficult situations; moreover, he developed the national guidelines for the treatment of oral cavity carcinoma. He has been a  recipient of the Martin Wassmund Award from the German Society of Maxillofacial Surgery.


Frank Hölzle is Chairman, Full Professor, and Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital of RWTH University Aachen, Germany. He was previously Vice Chairman and Assistant Professor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München (TUM), and prior to that Vice Chairman at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery at Ruhr University Bochum, both periods under the leadership of his mentor Professor Klaus-Dietrich Wolff. Professor Hölzle studied medicine and dentistry at the Free University of Berlin, the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Glasgow, and University College London Medical School from 1989 to 1998. He was recognized as a medical specialist for oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2002, and in 2005 he achieved additional qualification as a plastic and reconstructive face surgeon. In 2006, he received his venia legendi for oral and maxillofacial surgery and also became a Fellow of the European Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Professor Hölzle is especially known for his work in the field of plastic facial reconstruction, and in 2007 he received the Martin Wassmund Award from the German Society of Maxillofacial Surgery for his research work on monitoring and improvement of the perfusion of microsurgical flaps and development of retrograde perfusion for perforator flaps in the head and neck. 

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Reviews

From the reviews:

"‘Raising Microvascular Flaps, A Systematic Approach’ will be an invaluable tool for both the experienced and budding microsurgeon performing free tissue transfer regardless of the surgical subspecialty. … Further, the authors provide an excellent, thorough and systematic detailed approach to raising various indispensable, yet technique-dependant flaps. … ‘Raising Microvascular Flaps, A Systematic Approach’ is an excellent operative manual and should be an asset to the armamentarium of all reconstructive plastic surgeons … ." (Mariam Awada, European Journal of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 28 (6), 2006)

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This is a concisely orchestrated, vibrantly illustrated step-by-step approach to microvascular flaps that simplifies extremely complex surgical procedures. … The authors have extensive expertise in this field and have developed a teaching tool that will benefit microvascular surgeons who work in oncologic and reconstructive surgery. … Good things arrive in small packages, as evidenced by this book. Never has microvascular surgery been so clearly presented.”­­­ (Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Doody’s Review Service, December, 2011)