This book shares an expert experience in managing difficult facial skin cancer and presents rare cases from the authors’s own practice.
The content follows an anatomical approach based on the complex and often staged reconstruction of extreme facial skin cancer. Written in a clear and logical format, it is intended as a guideline atlas and surgical handbook, defining the principles of CLEAR (Complete Local Excision of the cancer + Aesthetic Reconstruction) and DRAPE (Delayed Reconstruction After Pathological Examination) for reconstructing the face. The book incorporates a wealth of multi-disciplinary knowledge from surgeons, anaesthetists, research scientists, speech / swallowing therapists, pathologists, radiologists and prosthetic rehabilitation specialists.
The surgical techniques presented here require a high degree of expertise. Accordingly, the book will be of interest to professionals in the fields of Plastic and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as Dermatology.
Ian D Burton qualified as a General Surgeon in 1985 with FRACS , before working in the UK and Sultanate of Oman for four years.He has worked in Gisborne New Zealand for 30 years, the last 10 being in Private Practice. He was on the Executive Committee of the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons for 14 years.
Michael F Klaassen qualified as a plastic surgeon in 1990 with FRACS, before working in the UK, Europe and Australia for three years. After a decade in the Waikato and half a decade in Sydney, he returned to Auckland in 2008 and opened Parnell Surgeon in April 2012. He now has four visiting clinics in New Zealand. Dr Klaassen for many years coached trainees for their final fellowship exams and participated in Interplast Australia & New Zealand missions and teaching programmes in the Pacific Islands.
Nicholas J Otte, M.B.B.S graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School in 2016, before working for the Orange Health Service in New South Wales, Australia. He now works at The Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, as a surgical trainee. Dr. Otte