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Plastic Surgery Case Review

Oral Board Study Guide


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781684200627
Publication Date: December 2020

The quintessential plastic surgery oral board prep and reference on common procedures

Plastic Surgery Case Review: Oral Board Study Guide, Second Edition by Albert S. Woo, Reena A. Bhatt, and esteemed contributors, features new cases in each chapter, as well as updated and expanded content. Like the widely acclaimed prior edition, the book is an excellent resource for plastic surgery residents and trainees of all skill levels, highlighting key adult and pediatric cases commonly featured on the plastic surgery oral board examination. The text is written in a "mock oral" format – designed to encourage critical thinking and analysis of case management – from initial workup to preventing key errors in judgment.

Organized in 10 sections, the short, high-yield chapters provide a thorough yet quick review of the most pertinent information. The second edition features extensive updates including section restructuring, all new cases, and an additional section providing a more comprehensive review of plastic surgery. Each case includes high-quality photographs and one- to three-page descriptions including work-up, initial assessment, history, physical examination, diagnostic imaging, patient counseling, treatment, ethical considerations, potential complications, and critical errors.

Key Highlights

  • Additional topics include non-operative cosmetic techniques, Pierre Robin sequence, prominent ear deformity, giant congenital hairy nevus, male-to-female and female-to-male transgender, secondary breast deformities, electrical burns, degloving injury, traumatic amputation, and brachial plexus injury
  • A concise, reader-friendly format ideal for learning core topics and prepping for the oral board exam quickly and efficiently
  • High quality board examination-type case photographs, figures, and illustrations enhance visual learning and knowledge retention

This is an essential resource for every plastic surgery resident looking to prepare for the oral boards, as well as medical students and trainees interested in developing a quick understanding of "bread and butter" plastic surgery topics.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on

Practical Tips for the Oral Board Collection and Oral Board Preparation
Section I: Facial Fractures
1 Nasal Fractures
2 Zygomatic Fractures
3 Mandibular Fractures
4 Frontal Sinus Fractures
5 Le Fort Fractures
6 Pediatric Mandible Fractures
Section II: Facial Reconstruction
7 Malignant Skin Lesion
8 Lip Reconstruction
9 Nose Reconstruction
10 Eyelid Reconstruction
11 Ear Reconstruction
12 Cheek Reconstruction
13 Acquired Facial Paralysis
14 Congenital Facial Paralysis
Section III: Face, Congenital
15 Unilateral Cleft Lip Deformity
16 Bilateral Cleft Lip Deformity
17 Cleft Palate
18 Pierre Robin Sequence
19 Prominent Ear Deformity
20 Microtia
21 Giant Hairy Nevus
Section IV: Face, Cosmetic
22 Nonsurgical Rejuvenation of the Face
23 Aging Face and Neck
24 Aging Upper Face
25 Lower Lid Ectropion (Cicatricial)
26 Lower Lid Ectropion (Involutional and Paralytic)
27 Rhinoplasty
28 Gender Transition (Male-to-Female)
29 Gender Transition (Female-to-Male)
Section V: Foot and Lower Extremity Reconstruction
30 Open Wound: Upper Third of Leg
31 Open Wound: Middle Third of Lower Leg
32 Open Wound: Lower Third of Lower Leg
33 Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Section VI: Breast
34 Breast Cancer Reconstruction
35 Breast Augmentation
36 Secondary Breast Deformities (Reconstructive and Aesthetic)
37 Tuberous Breast Deformity
38 Mastopexy/Augmentation
39 Breast Reduction
40 Gynecomastia
Section VII: Trunk
41 Ischial Pressure Sores
42 Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss
43 Major Liposuction
44 Abdominal Wall Defect
45 Sternal Wound Infection
46 Chest Wall Reconstruction
47 Perineal Reconstruction
48 Abdominoplasty
Section VIII: Burns
49 Acute Burn Injury
50 Electrical Injuries
51 Upper Extremity Burns
52 Scalp Burn Reconstruction
53 Neck Burn Contracture
Section IX: Hand
54 Flexor Tendon Laceration
55 Degloving Injury
56 Traumatic Amputation
57 Peripheral Nerve Injury
58 Dupuytren's Contracture
59 Syndactyly
60 Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fractures
61 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
62 Adult Brachial Plexus Injury
Section X: Ethics
63 Ethics

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