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Principles and Practice is a very comprehensive text covering essentially every aspect of dermatologic surgery. Virtually all areas of surgical applications of dermatology are covered in this compendium of 69 chapters written by 78 authors.The text is divided into numerous divisions: basic surgical principles, standard and advanced dermatologic procedures, regional dermatologic surgery, surgical treatment of skin diseases, Mohs' micrographic and dermatologic laser surgery, and cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic surgery."... not of relevance to most ophthalmologists."There are a number of chapters in the book that have potential application to the ophthalmologist, including the chapter on the eyelid by Drs June K. Robinson and David D. Picascia. Unfortunately, their discussion is not detailed enough to be of help to most ophthalmologists as they approach oculoplastic surgery. Other chapters of importance to ophthalmologists include those detailing basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma treatment and therapy for malignant melanoma, and
Townsend D. Dermatologic Surgery: Principles and Practice. Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(9):1286. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020356015
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