This book highlights the successful collaboration of plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and, in some cases, ENT, maxillofacial, oral, and oculoplastic surgeons, in treating some of the most complex craniofacial, skull-based, intracranial, and spinal problems. Beginning with the basic principles of wound healing and flap rotation, you will find full discussions of craniofacial anomalies, skull base tumors, scalp closures, skull defects, management techniques for spinal dysraphism, and much more.
- Nearly 300 beautiful illustrations, most in full-color, effectively map out each procedure
- Updated with a thorough review of potential complications and how to avoid them
- Valuable procedural guidelines on the newest techniques for full calvarial and facial reconstructions, especially around the eyes, orbit, and midface region -Demonstrates MR and 3D imaging in surgical management of congenital malformations of the spine
- Discusses the role of ENT, maxillofacial, and oculoplastic procedures for optimal outcomes
With a balanced combination of concepts followed by illustrated, step-by-step surgical techniques, here is the book that all neurosurgeons and plastic and reconstructive surgeons will use as both an everyday reference and a key addition to their surgical armamentariums. Residents preparing for boards will also find its succinct, straightforward coverage ideal for reviewing fundamental principles and surgical applications.This new volume should be welcomed by neurosurgeons, as well as colleagues in plastic and maxillo-facial surgery. [It] focuses on those aspects of plastic surgery that are of practical relevance to conditions that neurosurgeons treat...excellent color illustrations. This is a practical and inexpensive textbook which I think all practicing neurosurgeons should have, whether predominantly in adult or pediatric practice. I wish such a book had been available during my training. It should be available in hospital and medical school libraries, as well as in neurosurgery, plastic and maxillo-facial departments. It should also be available to orthopaedic surgeons who deal with spinal surgery and trauma. --Acta NeurochirurgicaThis book provides explicit description (richly illustrated) of how to perform certain operations with sufficient detail to guide a senior resident through the procedure. Specific clincial pearls [give] personal recommendations regarding management and surgical technique. This text is an updated version of the original text. It consists of an expanded surgical atlas for some techniques, with many fine illustrations and intraoperative photographs, as well as extensive narrative detail provided on operative approaches. [The book] allows readers to judge whether they wish to use these recommended techniques or modify them to fit their own observations and experiences. The text is beautifully illustrated. Its special niche is introducing information about basic plastic surgery reconstructive techniques for problem conditions (defects and approaches) that are commonly encountered in neurosurgical practice. --Journal of NeurosurgeryThis beautifully produced second edition of this book is the work of a well-known and talented neurosurgeon, Jim Goodrich, and an equally outstanding plastic surgeon, David Staffenberg. There is a wealth of information in each chapter, and all aspects of craniofacial and tumor surgery have been presented with up-to-date methods of management. The illustrations, whether diagrams or photographs, are absolutely outstanding, and will be of great value to anyone embarking on this type of surgery. A careful study of this book will make attendance of expensive meetings and courses unnecessary. For those embarking on a career in craniofacial surgery, and particularly those who are managing tumors of the skull base area, this is certainly a book to have and one to consult when preparing for surgical procedures in this area. I do not believe there is another textbook in which so much useful information is contained in such a relatively small number of pages. These concise presentations are much appreciated, and will certainly allow for a quick update in any aspect of this fascinating area. I would recommend it for those with some experience in this area, and for those who aspire to be skull base and/or craniofacial surgeons.--European Journal of Plastic Surgery