This book has been authored by a number of recognised authorities in the world of perforator based flaps for breast reconstruction. It is a thoughtful and well set out book that looks at the requirements for providing this type of service and the investigations required.

It then addresses the different types of flaps that are available for use in breast reconstruction in a clear and logical way that is repeated in each chapter. There is a chapter per flap and the anatomy and variations are well described with the help of clinical photos and artists drawings. The operative steps are well described and the limitations of each flap and complications are well discussed.

I think this book will appeal to the trainee and junior surgeon in describing the alternative options available for autologous breast reconstruction whilst being detailed enough to enable the more experienced microvascular surgeon to add new flaps to their armamentarium.

I would recommend this book as a good addition to the library of anyone with an interest in microvascular breast reconstruction.

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Mark Butterworth

St John's Hospital, Livingston, UK.

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