Clinical Scenarios in Reconstructive Microsurgery

Strategy and Operative Techniques

  • Andreas Gravvanis (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Despoina D. Kakagia (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Venkat Ramakrishnan (Editor-in-Chief)
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Luís Vieira, Andres Rodriguez-Lorenzo
  2. Caroline Driessen, Andres Rodriguez Lorenzo
  3. Martin Halle, Daniel Danielsson
  4. Pedro C. Cavadas
  5. Caroline Driessen, Erik J. Stigare, Andres Rodriguez Lorenzo
  6. José E. Telich Tarriba, Alexander Cárdenas-Mejía
  7. Bien-Keem Tan, Michael Hsieh, Fumio Onishi

About this book


This book presents more than 120 cases covering all areas of reconstructive surgery. Divided into six parts (Head/Neck, Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Trunk, Breast and Lymphedema), it guides the reader through the difficult path of problem diagnosis, analysis and decision-making, presenting concrete steps and techniques for the successful management of patients with specific reconstructive needs. Each full-color case starts with a patient profile and continues with the diagnosis, key decisions, treatment plan, surgical procedure(s) and technical steps, postoperative management, outcome and case conclusion. Further, each case includes a discussion of pros and cons, comments, learning points and suggestions for further reading.

This book will be useful for all surgeons actively involved or interested in Reconstructive Microsurgery, especially Senior Residents and Fellows in Plastic, Head and Neck, Breast Surgery and Orthopedics.


Lymphedema Tibial Bone defects Facial paralysis Neuroma reconstruction Sciatic nerve schwannoma

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Gravvanis (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  • Despoina D. Kakagia (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 2
  • Venkat Ramakrishnan (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 3
  1. 1.General Hospital of Athens G. GenimatasAthensGreece
  2. 2.Associate Professor in Plastic SurgeryDemocritus University of Thrace Associate Professor in Plastic SurgeryAlexandroupolisGreece
  3. 3.St Andrews Centre for Plastic SurgeryBroomfield Hospital St Andrews Centre for Plastic SurgeryEssexUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Mr Andreas Gravvanis, MD, PhD, FEBOPRAS currently works as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the General State Hospital of Athens, Greece. Following his basic Plastic Surgery training at the General State Hospital of Athens and at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, where he focused on Facial Paralysis/Brachial Plexus Surgery, he completed 3 Microsurgical Fellowships: at St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery UK, focusing on Breast/Microsurgery; Gent Plastic Surgery University Department, Belgium, focusing on Breast Reconstruction; and a EURAPS/AAPS fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, University of Texas, USA, focusing on Head & Neck Cancer reconstruction. From 2007 to 2008, he worked as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, UK. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications in peer‐reviewed journals and 3 book chapters. He is an active member of EURAPS and serves on the Editorial Board of “Microsurgery.”


Professor Despoina D. Kakagia, MD, PhD, FEBOPRAS is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at Democritus University in Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece. After qualifying in Medicine in 1990, she pursued comprehensive training in plastic surgery in Athens, Greece, and has been practicing Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery since 1998. Professor Kakagia had further Microsurgery, Hand and Breast Surgery training in Canniesburn, Glasgow, Scotland, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK, and Aachen University Hospital, Germany. She is a member of the Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (HESPRAS) and a Fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS). She has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, one book and 5 book chapters. She is an active reviewer for 26 international journals.

Mr Venkat Ramakrishnan, MS, FRCS, FRACS qualified in Medicine in 1983 and engaged in comprehensive training in plastic surgery in Australia. He has been practicing reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery since 1987 and is, amongst others, a member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Since 2002, he has been working as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Chelmsford, UK, and has been involved in teaching and training registrars. He is also a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, and head of the Breast Reconstruction Service at Mid Essex Trust Hospital. He is Chair of the BSRM Microsurgical Committee, and served on the Project Board of the National Mastectomy & Reconstruction Audit for the Health Care Commission.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Clinical Scenarios in Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Book Subtitle Strategy and Operative Techniques
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Reference Module Medicine
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-94191-2
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Surgical Orthopedics
    Hand Surgery
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Surgery & Anesthesiology