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.