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Addressing controversial and topical issues in the field of salivary gland disease and surgical management of salivary gland disease, this new edition integrates the newest clinical findings with the historical pathological records, and attempts to resolve any conflicts between the two. Fully-illustrated and updated since the first edition in 2002, it is particuarly useful for trainees sitting their final exam, because it deals with new controversial subjects which are topical at all the conferences and exam vivas.
This new book covers all of the most widely encountered minimally invasive maxillofacial surgical procedures including distraction osteogensis through to all common endoscopic procedures. Features a comprehensive chapter on anatomy as well as thorough coverage of all complications. This book is the first to address minimally invasive reconstruction techniques for the oral/maxillofacial regions.
"Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the comprehensive reference for all trainees and specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery and surgical dentistry, including the current research, practice and developments in the field as expressed by world authorities. The Editors are joined by over 50 international experts, offering a truly global perspective on the full spectrum of issues in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The book's coverage extends from basic principles such as patient evaluation, dental anesthesia, would healing, infection control and surgical instruments to coverage of the complex areas of dentoalveolar surgery, oral pathologic lesions, trauma, implant surgery, dentofacial deformities, temporomandibular joint disorders and salivary gland disorders.""--Provided by publisher.
Historically, disorders of salivary glands tend to be 'underdiagnosed and overtreated'. In the vast body of literature on this subject, emphasis has usually been put on therapeutic modalities of various diseases of the salivary glands. Whereas therapy and pathology have been treated in numerous thorough studies, the (patho )physiology of the salivary glands has remained rather poorly understood. Even less attention has been given to the diagnostic methods. Until a few decades ago, diagnosis consisted mainly of a clinical examin ation which included the patient's history, inspection, and palpation. These methods remain crucial, but a variety of new diagnostic tools have appeared since then. Their clinical value is still subject to controversy; each method has its advocates and opponents. The indications for enrolling a patient at a given point in a series of diagnostic procedures are interpreted differently. One of the most striking examples is the use of sialography. This has become a classic diagnostic procedure. Although sialography is still a useful method, it has considerable disadvantages, limitations, and even contraindications. In the major teaching hospitals, residents still tend to consider sialography as a panacea for the majority of their diagnostic problems, whereas the infor mation provided is actually rather restricted. Other modern methods such as CT and MRI have taken over the role of sialography to a certain extent. This also applies to ultrasonography and scintigraphy. Moreover, microbiol ogy, sialometry, sialochemistry, cytology, and histopathology may give super ior information in certain cases.
Despite considerable advances in the traditional treatment modalities of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and their use in combination, increments in overall survival among persons with oral cancer have been small. Morbidity due to treatment adversely affects the quality of life. This volume brings together the work of experts from clinical and basic sciences specialties and addresses some of the controversial issues and advances in the management of oral cancer.
A general handbook covering post-surgical complications across all specialties. Particularly relevant for junior doctors and those preparing for their membership of the Royal College of Surgery (MRCS) exams.

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