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Reconstruction in Dermatologic Surgery: An Introductory and Review Session
Saturday, March 22
Mile High Ballroom 3B
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Juan-Carlos Martinez, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Describe a surgical defect accurately, including pertinent characteristics and anatomical considerations.
- Recognize which closures or flap designs may be preferable to others.
- 3. Consider critical aspects in designing a closure that both preserves function and yields an aesthetically pleasing result.
This session reviews and emphasizes the fundamentals of reconstruction in dermatologic surgery. Over 35 surgical defects will be presented and discussed. Basic concepts, as well as tips for functional and cosmetic success, will be discussed for reconstructions ranging from linear closure to random pattern local flaps. Both immediate and long term postoperative follow up photographs will be used to illustrate reconstructive outcomes in each case. Attendees should have a working knowledge of surgical dermatology, including an understanding of basic flaps and grafts.