This text deals with treatment of cleft lips and palate patients, cosmetic surgery of the face and jaws, treatment of jaw disease and cancer of the head and neck. In addition it covers the scientific aspects of diagnosis of a spectrum of orofacial conditions such as oral ulcers and parathyroid gland dysfunction. The management of patients with facial injuries is discussed and the important surgical operations performed by maxillofacial surgeons are described in detail. Functional disorders of the jaw joint and disorders of the thyroid and major salivary glands is covered. This book is unusual because it draws together information about medical management, perioperative management, describes surgical operations and covers the full range of pathology seen by and treated by maxillofacial surgeons. It is written with working clinical trainees in mind but covers the material in a manner suitable for presentation as examination answers for candidates facing FRCS, FDSRCS (or their new equivalents) and medical and dental finals.
Key Topics in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery