Ablative tumor surgery of the head and neck region often results in severe cosmetic and functional deformities. In these cases, microvascular free-tissue transfer enables thee-dimensional reconstruction of head and neck defects. The selection of adequate donor tissue and a profound knowledge of the human anatomy and the various harvesting techniques are paramount in ensuring successful reconstruction.
Reflecting current surgical approaces, this book presents the most frequently used flaps in head and neck surgery, including detailed overviews as well as their respective pearls and pitfalls. Moreover, each section contains a synopsis and pre-operative checklist.
The combination of high-quality photographs with drawings precisely illustrates the step-to-step descriptions of the different techniques, making this book an accessible reference for both doctors in training and specialists in the fields of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, maxillofacial trauma, and skull base surgery.