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This book is a well-organized, comprehensive review of skin flaps and their multifaceted uses in the expanding field of reconstructive surgery.
The book is divided into two distinct parts. The first ten chapters are concerned with modern investigation into experimental aspects of skin flaps, with excellent discussions of the pathophysiology of the delay phenomenon, as well as the effects of radiation, anesthetic agents, and hyperbaric oxygen on skin flap survival.
The second and largest part of the book contains 31 chapters and is concerned with the design, indications, and clinical uses of skin flaps in reconstructive surgery. It is divided into the broad categories of skin flaps of the head and neck, trunk, upper extremities, and lower extremities and contains outstanding chapters on the deltopectoral flap, groin flap, forehead flap, and tongue flaps, as well as many others. Basic principles are stressed by many of the contributing authors, and the