Local and Regional Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstruction: A Practical Approach by Rui P. Fernandes Ames, Iowa, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015

Oleh V. Kravetsa, Olha V. Burtynb more
a Oleh V. Kravets

PhD, Senior Researcher, Head & Neck Oncology Department, National Cancer Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine Email: kravetso.doc@ukr.net

b Olha V. Burtyn

Oral Surgeon, Head & Neck Oncology Department, National Cancer Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine Email: olyabyrtun@gmail.com Instagram: burtyn_olga

January 31, 2019


J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;3:8.

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Kravets OV, Burtyn OV. Local and regional flaps in head and neck reconstruction: a practical approach by Rui P. Fernandes. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2019;3(1):8.

     A good surgeon doesn’t just concentrate on technical ability, but also on the appropriateness of what you’re doing.

–Ben Carson

Politician, author, and former neurosurgeon, 17th and current USA Secretary of Housing and Urban Development


The advances in reconstructive surgery in recent decades are mainly due to the expansion of the use of free microvascular flaps. However, local and regional flaps still play as important role in the restoration of postoperative head and neck defect as free flaps. The book offers an overview of various local and regional flaps, relevant anatomy, harvesting techniques, the pros and cons. It also addresses surgical complications and methods of the prophylaxis. 


     The author provides original techniques for plastic reconstruction of defects in the skin and soft tissues of the head and neck, oral cavity, oral pharynx, and laryngeal pharynx. The techniques descriptions are accompanied by excellent case studies. Undoubtedly, the book will broaden the outlook of surgeons involved in treatment of head and neck tumors and will help determine the optimal reconstructive technique to achieve maximum functional rehabilitation, quality of life and cosmetic outcomes.


     In conclusion, the book will be a useful guide for oncologists, maxillofacial surgeons, otolaryngologists and other medical professionals.