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Fundamentals of Plastic Surgery

  • Mary OBrien
Chapter

1.1 A “SURGICAL SIEVE”

A useful filter to obtain a pathological diagnosis

  • Congenital acquired trauma

  • Tumor

  • Infective

  • Inflammatory

  • Metabolic

  • Endocrine

  • Iatrogenic

1.2 THE “RECONSTRUCTIVE LADDER”

An evaluation of increasingly complex techniques to achieve wound closure:

  • Free tissue transfer (complex)

  • Regional flap

  • Local flap

  • Skin graft (split thickness or full thickness, meshed or unmeshed, skin substitutes)

  • Direct closure

  • Secondary intention healing (simple or vacuum therapy) (Fig. 1.1 )

Keywords

Tissue Expander Epidermolysis Bullosa Split Thickness Skin Graft Fasciocutaneous Flap Radial Forearm Flap 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary OBrien
    • 1
  1. 1.Consultant Plastic and Hand SurgeonPulvertaft Hand CentreDerbyUK

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