Reconstructive Options Following Surgery of Primary Melanoma

  • Marc MoncrieffEmail author
  • Brian Gastman
  • Rogerio Izar Neves
  • Howard Peach
  • Anthony P. Tufaro
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Choosing the optimal technique for wound management requires an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of wound healing, including skin tension, skin vascularity, and tissue compliance, together with a detailed knowledge of the local and regional anatomy. This chapter provides the reader with a framework outlining the various principles and concepts of wound closure to facilitate the management of defects after melanoma excision.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Moncrieff
    • 1
    Email author
  • Brian Gastman
    • 2
  • Rogerio Izar Neves
    • 3
  • Howard Peach
    • 4
  • Anthony P. Tufaro
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryNorfolk & Norwich University HospitalNorwichUK
  2. 2.Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research InstituteClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Department of Plastic Surgery, College of MedicinePenn State UniversityHersheyUSA
  4. 4.Department of Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  5. 5.Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery and Surgical OncologyThe University of Oklahoma Health Science CenterOklahoma CityUSA

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