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Plastic surgery 

Plastic surgery
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Plastic surgery
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199681907.003.0039
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date: 18 August 2019

This chapter on ‘plastic surgery’ encompasses the management and reconstruction of a wide range of elective and acute pathologies. Its spectrum includes skin and soft tissue oncology, hand and upper limb, oncoplastic breast, aesthetics, head and neck, burns, lower limb trauma, and paediatric surgery. This broad specialty is structured well for conditions seen commonly in clinic, in the emergency department, and in theatre. It highlights cases to see such as skin cancer, cleft lip and palate, and trauma. It covers burns in appropriate details including causes and immediate management, as well as reconstruction and grafts. This chapter reiterates ABCDE management and is written for both those looking to apply for medicine, and those in medical school.

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