Cutaneous Anatomy in Dermatologic Surgery

Diana Bolotin*, Lucille White, Murad Alam

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations


Knowledge of the cutaneous anatomy of the head and neck requires an ability to recognize surface landmarks and essential subcutaneous structures, and is an essential part of surgical training. In skin surgery, an understanding of cutaneous anatomy of the head and neck is important for predicting acceptable cosmetic outcomes and providing appropriate anesthesia and reducing postoperative bleeding complications. This chapter focuses on step-by-step descriptions of the essential anatomic structures of the head and neck regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012


  • Cosmetic subunit
  • Cranial nerves
  • Motor innervation
  • Muscles of facial expression
  • Sensory innervations
  • Surgical anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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