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Handbook of Reconstructive Flaps


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781626235953
Publication Date: August 2020

The definitive resource on surgical flaps from renowned MD Anderson plastic surgeons

Handbook of Reconstructive Flaps by Matthew Hanasono and Charles Butler reflects contributions from clinicians associated with the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center. The institution is internationally recognized as one of the world's premier reconstructive centers and renowned for its Reconstructive Microsurgery fellowship program. This unique resource provides a comprehensive review of microvascular surgery techniques using the most common reconstructive pedicle flaps, free flaps, perforator flaps, and workhorse flaps.

Seven parts organized anatomically detail flaps used for the head/neck, chest, back, abdomen, pelvis, upper extremity, and lower extremity, followed by an eighth part on lymphedema. Each flap or procedure includes pertinent anatomy, indications for usage, preoperative considerations, a concise step-by-step description of the operative setup, the actual procedure, and donor site closure.

Key Features

  • A Pearls and Pitfalls section in each chapter outlines key concepts and critical nuances in surgical techniques or patient management
  • More than 200 clear diagrams, line drawings, and illustrative surgical photos enhance understanding of high impact points
  • High quality videos posted online elucidate flap techniques
  • A section dedicated to the microsurgical treatment of lymphedema covers lymphovenous bypass, vascularized lymph node transfers from the groin and supraclavicular region, and lymphovenous anastomosis

This is an essential, user-friendly backpack reference for plastic surgery residents to use during rounds and as a board prep. It is also an excellent resource for plastic surgeons new to clinical practice and veteran practitioners as a refresher on unfamiliar flaps.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on

Part 1 Head and Neck
1 Local Flaps of the Scalp
2 Paramedian Forehead Flap
3 Temporalis Muscle Flap
4 Temporoparietal Fascia Flap
5 Facial Artery Musculomucosal Flap
6 Lip Reconstruction with Abbe and Estlander Flaps
7 Karapandzic Flap
8 Submental Island Flap
9 Supraclavicular Cutaneous Pedicled Flap
Part 2 Chest
10 Internal Mammary Artery Perforator Flap
11 Pectoralis Major Muscle/Myocutaneous Pedicled Flap
Part 3 Back
12 Trapezius Muscle/Myocutaneous Flap
13 Paraspinous Muscle Pedicled Flap
14 Latissimus Dorsi Muscle/Myocutaneous Free/Pedicled Flap
15 Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Flap
16 Serratus Anterior Muscle/Muscle with Rib Flap
17 Scapular and Parascapular Flaps
18 Scapular and Parascapular Cutaneous Free Tissue Transfer
19 Keystone Flap
Part 4 Abdomen
20 Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Free Flap
21 Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Pedicled Flap
22 Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
23 Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap
24 Vertical Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Free/Pedicled Flap
25 Omental Flap
26 Free Jejunal and Supercharged Jejunal Flaps
27 Groin/Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator Flap
Part 5 Pelvis
28 Iliac Crest (Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery) Osseous/Osteocutaneous Free Flap
29 Singapore Flap
30 Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
31 Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap
Part 6 Upper Extremity
32 Lateral Arm Flap
33 Radial Forearm Fasciocutaneous/Osteocutaneous Free Flap
34 Ulnar Artery Perforator Flap
Part 7 Lower Extremity
35 Anterolateral Thigh Flap
36 Anteromedial Thigh Flap
37 Rectus Femoris Muscle Flap
38 Gracilis Muscle/Myocutaneous Flap
39 Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap
40 Profunda Artery Perforator Flap
41 Posterior Thigh Flap
42 Soleus Muscle Flap
43 Gastrocnemius Muscle Flap
44 Medial Sural Artery Perforator Flap
45 Reverse Sural Artery Flap
46 Fibula Osteocutaneous Free Flap
47 Medial Plantar Artery Flap
Part 8 Lymphedema
48 Supraclavicular Lymph Node Transfer
49 Inguinal Lymph Node Transfer
50 Lymphoyenous Anastomosis

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