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Session Information

SYM S052 - Regional Reconstruction

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Monday, March 04

CME Credits: 3.00

Location: Room C220/221/222

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Director: Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD


  • David G. Brodland, MD, FAAD
  • Joel Cook, MD, FAAD
  • Hugh M. Gloster, Jr., MD, FAAD
  • Leonard Harry Goldberg, MD, FAAD
  • Andrew J. Kaufman, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • J. Ramsey Mellette, Jr., MD, FAAD

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify which repairs are most appropriate for lesions in specific regions
  • Predict which repairs will yield the highest likelihood of success in a region.

This symposium will cover a wide variety of reconstructive options for surgical defects on the face and hands. The session will be broken up and approached in a regional fashion. The speakers will discuss their thought process as to why they would choose one repair over another good option given specific characteristics of the defect or the individual’s unique anatomy. This session will go beyond giving methods to simply "fill the hole." The speakers will discuss the fine art of reconstructive surgery and demonstrate how to achieve consistently excellent results.


  • Rohrer T, Cook J, Nguyen T, Mellette JR. Flaps and Grafts in Dermatologic Surgery. Saunders Elsevier. Philadelphia, 2007.
  • Cook J, Goldman G. Random Pattern Cutaneous Flaps. In Surgery of the Skin. Eds. Robinson J. et al. Elsevier. Philadelphia, 2005.
  • Kaufman A, Long W, Rohrer T. Aesthetic Surgical Closures. In: Atlas of Cosmetic Surgery. Eds. Kaminer M, Arndt K, Dover J, Rohrer T, and Zachary C. Saunders Elsevier. Philadelphia, 2009.


Monday, March 04
2:00 PMIntroduction / Dr. Rohrer
2:05 PMForehead, temple, cheeks, and scalp / Dr. Goldberg
2:20 PMPeriocular Reconstruction / Dr. Sengelmann
2:50 PMSingle Staged Nasal Reconstruction / Dr. Kaufman
3:30 PMStaged Nasal Reconstruction / Dr. Cook
3:50 PMPerioral Reconstruction / Dr. Brodland
4:20 PMAuricular Reconstruction / Dr. Mellette
4:45 PMRecontrction on the hands and feet / Dr. Gloster
5:00 PMConclusion / Dr. Rohrer