by Ronald G. Wheeland, 1153 pp, with black-and-white illus, $134, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1994.
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Cutaneous Surgery provides an encyclopedic review of basic surgical fundamentals and procedures, discusses many areas of recent research, and explains advancements in cutaneous surgery. Each chapter is authored by a different expert, which provides a more comprehensive and diverse range of experience and technique than might be gained through a single author with a geographically limited patient population.
For the beginning cutaneous surgeon, well-written chapters on surgical anatomy, preoperative patient evaluation and preparation, and recognition and management of office medical and surgical emergencies serve to establish a solid framework for learning the surgical procedures that follow. The text is accompanied by excellent illustrations, and the authors use a basic, step-by-step approach for presentation of procedures. Experienced surgeons will value the sections covering the most current and improved techniques of cosmetic surgery and updated modalities for management of malignancies. Throughout the text, the latest research and advances are noted, including a
Orengo I, Griego RD. Cutaneous Surgery. Arch Dermatol. 1995;131(3):261. doi:10.1001/archderm.1995.01690150025003