Manual of Skin Surgery: A Guide to Dermatologic Procedures

David J. Leffell, MD

David P. Smith Professor of Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology
Chief, Section of Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
Department of Dermatology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Marc D. Brown, MD

Professor of Dermatology
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York

Since the first edition of Manual of Skin Surgery, interest in therapeutic and cosmetic skin surgery has grown enormously. Diagnosis and management of skin cancer has expanded with the incidence of the disease in the population.

Care of skin disease is not limited to dermatologists but of necessity is practiced by a range of
physicians and care providers: family practice doctors, internists, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, and others. One important change in the delivery of clinical care has been the increasing role of physician assistants and associates in the office practice of dermatology and related fields. The information in this book should be of interest to this expanding and important group of care providers.

Manual of Skin Surgery offers a clear, step-by-step introduction to the fundamentals of dermatologic surgery – from anatomy and diagnosis to preoperative preparation and assessment, operative technique, and postoperative care. This book combines thorough coverage of the most commonly performed procedures with special topics such as the workup and management of melanoma and the indications for Mohs surgery. The information on dermatologic procedures is presented in an easy-to-use fashion that will be of great practical value to students and clinicians, regardless of specialty.

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Diagnosis
Defining the Lesion
Studying the Lesion
Common Skin Lesions

Chapter 3. Practical Anatomy
Relaxed Skin Tension Lines
Regional Considerations
Superficial Anatomy

Chapter 4. Wound Healing
Phases

Chapter 5. Skin Biopsy
Incisional versus Excisional Biopsy
Shave Biopsy
Curette Biopsy
Scissors Biopsy
Punch Biopsy
Excisional Biopsy Technique
Special Considerations
Biopsy Record Keeping

Chapter 6. Local Anesthesia
Chemistry and Classification
Local Additives
Allergic Reactions
Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions
Local Anesthesia Technique
Topical Anesthesia
Tumescent Anesthesia

Chapter 7. Surgical Instruments
Scalpels
Needle Holders
Forceps
Skin Hooks
Hemostats
Scissors
Curette
Miscellaneous Instruments
Instrument Care
The Surgical Suite

Chapter 8. Wound Closure Materials
Absorbable Sutures
Nonabsorbable Sutures
Needles
Staples

Chapter 9. Patient Preparation
Indications
Medical History
Patient Evaluation
Prophylaxis
Pacemakers
Blood Thinners
Dressings

Chapter 10. Basic Excisional Surgery
Planning the Excision
Marking the Lesion
The Ellipse
Anesthesia
Drape and Preparation
Procedure
Wound Closure
Lazy S Repair

Chapter 11. Surgical Complications
Bleeding
Infection
Necrosis
Dehiscence
Other Postoperative Problems

Chapter 12. Special Topics in Dermatologic Surgery
Melanoma
Lentigo Maligna
Nevi
Skin Cancer
Mohs Surgery
Cysts
Keloids and Scars
Lipomas
When to Refer

Chapter 13. Risk Management
Informed Consent
Documentation
Confidentiality

Appendix I Action Guides
Skin Biopsy
Pigmented Lesions
Basal Cell Cancer
Squamous Cell Cancer
Complications

Appendix II. Vendors for the Dermatologic Surgery Suite

Index

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Book Details

204 pages

 

 

Format

Softcover
9 x 10 in.

Publication Date March 2012
Audience

Dermatologists, plastic and cosmetic surgeons, dermatology residents, medical students, physician's assistants in dermatology
 

ISBN 9781607951582
eISBN 9781607952077