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May 1988

The Artistry of Reconstructive Surgery

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(5):584. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860170114042

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This two-volume book is accurately described in the foreword as "the coffee-table art book of plastic surgery." Conceived and edited by Dr Burt Brent of Stanford (Calif) University, areas covered include lip and nasal reconstruction, auricular, eyelid, and orbital reconstruction, reanimation of the paralyzed face, facial resurfacing and contouring, scalp reconstruction, facial trauma, jaw reconstruction, and craniofacial surgery, as well as reconstruction of the trunk, lower and upper extremities, and breast. The entire first volume and about a third of the second volume is of direct interest to facial plastic surgeons.

A case history format makes this book easy to read and consider in small segments. Each contributor (from a list that includes such distinguished names as Sheen, Mustarde, Furnas, Converse, and Juri) presents a two- to four-page case, replete with photographs and line drawings. The accompanying text presents analysis of the initial problem treatment options considered, why what was

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