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February 1997

Advances in Dermatology: Volume 11

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Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies

 

edited by William D. James, Clay J. Cockerell, Leonard M. Dzubow, Amy S. Paller, and Kim B. Yancey, 419 pp, with illus, $66.95, St Louis, Mo, Mosby—Year Book Inc, 1996.

Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(2):258. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890380132033

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Abstract

This book is the latest in the series Advances in Dermatology and summarizes the most recent developments in dermatology during the past 5 to 10 years. It is divided into 5 sections dealing with dermatologic surgery, internal medicine, pediatric dermatology, dermatopathology, and clinical research.

Each section highlights the areas in which there have been the most significant discoveries in that particular field. Thus, in the dermatologic surgery section, sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy are described in detail and advantages and disadvantages are compared. Liposuction and cosmetic laser surgery are also included under this heading. For the discussion of liposuction, details of the physiologic characteristics of adipose tissue, techniques employed, indications for use, instruments required, and appropriate anesthesia are all discussed in great depth and with clarity. The discussion of laser surgery covers 4 specific treatment indications: skin resurfacing, hypertrophic scars and keloids, vascular lesions, and benign pigmented lesions and tattoos. Some

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