Dr. Ahmad Khashaba
Emeritus Professor of Plastic Surgery Zagazig University , Zagazig, Egypt.
- Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Nasser Institute, Cairo, Egypt.
- Previous Vice President and current Member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons.
- Egyptian National Delegate to ICOPLAST ( 2016-2017).
- Current Head of the Professional Standards Committee of ICOPLAST.
- Member of ISAPS.
- Member of the Permanent Committee for the Promotion to the title of Professor and Assistant Professor in Plastic Surgery ( Ministry of Higher Education).
- Member of the Committee for Board Accreditation in Plastic Surgery ( Ministry of Health).
The use of medicinal leeches was very popular in the mid 19th century. It then fell out of repute, but ,with modern plastic surgical practice leeches have enjoyed a new renaissance. The author’s experience with the use of leeches in plastic surgical practice will be presented.
This presentation aims at encouraging plastic surgeons to use medicinal leeches in their practice , and defines their role in the salvage of skin Flaps and microsurgical replantation.
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