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Selected Topics in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

Edited by Stefan Danilla

University of Chile, Chile

Plastic Surgery is a fast evolving surgical specialty. Although best known for cosmetic procedures, plastic surgery also involves reconstructive and aesthetic procedures, which very often overlap, aiming to restore functionality and normal appearance of organs damaged due to trauma, neoplasm, ageing tissue or iatrogenesis. First reconstructive procedures were described more than 3000 years ago by Indian surgeons that reconstructed nasal deformities caused by nose amputation as a form of punishment. Nowadays, many ancient procedures are still used like the Indian forehead flap for nasal reconstruction, but as with all fields of medicine, the advances in technology and research have dramatically affected reconstructive surgery.

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Selected Topics in Plastic Reconstructive SurgeryEdited by Stefan Danilla

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1292

ISBN: 978-953-307-836-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6711-2

Copyright year: 2012

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39541 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

29 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Scar Revision and Secondary Reconstruction for Skin Cancer

By Michael J. Brenner and Jennifer L. Nelson


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2. Local Antibiotic Therapy in the Treatment of Bone and Soft Tissue Infections

By Stefanos Tsourvakas


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3. The Social Limits of Reconstructive Surgery: Stigma in Facially Disfigured Cancer Patients

By Alessandro Bonanno


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4. Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery

By J.J. Vranckx and P. Delaere


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5. Acellular Dermal Matrix for Optimizing Outcomes in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Primary and Revisionary Procedures

By Ron Israeli


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6. Consequences of Radiotherapy for Breast Reconstruction

By Nicola S. Russell, Marion Scharpfenecker, Saske Hoving and Leonie A.E. Woerdeman


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7. Reconstruction of Perineum and Abdominal Wall

By J.J. Vranckx and A. D’Hoore


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8. Stem Cell Research: A New Era for Reconstructive Surgery

By Qingfeng Li and Mei Yang


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9. Three Dimensional Tissue Models for Research in Oncology

By Sarah Nietzer, Gudrun Dandekar, Milena Wasik and Heike Walles


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10. Mathematical Modeling in Rehabilitation of Cleft Lip and Palate

By Martha R. Ortiz-Posadas and Leticia Vega-Alvarado


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11. Advanced 3-D Biomodelling Technology for Complex Mandibular Reconstruction

By Horácio Zenha, Maria da Luz Barroso and Horácio Costa


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