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March 1991

Atlas of Cutaneous Facial Flaps and Grafts: A Differential Diagnosis of Wound Closures

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Watertown, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(3):433-434. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680030159033

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This atlas of facial flaps and grafts is unique among textbooks for the dermatologic surgeon due to its large collection of excellent color photographs of surgical repairs undertaken with Mohs' micrographic surgery. It is a superb complement to existing dermatologic surgery textbooks, although it does not provide an adequate explanation of procedures for the inexperienced surgeon.

The atlas is composed of two sections: a brief (19-page) text and 160 color photographs. The text includes a series of short descriptions of the basics of grafts and flaps (advancement, rotation, transposition, and nasolabial subcutaneous island pedicle) and a more detailed review of the application each has to specific areas of the face. It also includes a set of three appendixes that in tabular form outlines (1) practical tips for creating, designing, and revising flaps; (2) which areas are best suited for different flaps or grafts; and (3) the advantages and disadvantages of

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