This textbook, containing a plethora of illustrations and pictures, will serve as an atlas and as a superb guide to the use of cutaneous flaps in head and neck reconstruction. Each chapter depicts, in a layered manner, the anatomy of a particular donor site from which flaps are derived and used in head and neck defects, providing systematic steps in understanding the topographical anatomy of the various tissue layers. The flaps derived from each donor site are presented in detail, with step-by-step instructions in flap design and harvesting techniques based in anatomy. The author uses numerous high-quality color illustrations drawn from his own practice in order to demonstrate the techniques. His combined expertise as a maxillofacial surgeon and an assistant professor of anatomy enables him to explain clearly the transition from basic science anatomy to applied anatomy and to document reconstructive surgical techniques in precise detail. This beautifully illustrated book, including many basic and advanced flap designs, will be an illuminating reference for all who treat defects in the head and neck area.
Vasilios K. Thomaidis, MD, DDS, PhD, obtained a dental degree from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece before obtaining his MD from the Medical School, University of Thrace in 1993. Following a period as Visiting Fellow in Maxillofacial and Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics in Germany, he became a Specialist Registrar in Maxillofacial Surgery at Papanikolaou General Hospital, Thessaloniki. From 1999 to 2007 he worked as a Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at the General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Greece. During this time he acquired his PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Dr. Thomaidis is currently Assistant Professor of Anatomy at the Medical School, University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis and also works as a maxillofacial surgeon in private practice. He has published a number of articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has given more than 80 presentations at national and international congresses.
General Considerations.- Scalp and Temple.- Forehead.- Nose.- Cheek.- Lips and Chin.- Auricle.- Neck.- Deltopectoral Region.