Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


As the only book available on the topic, this text provides a unique look at both traditional techniques and cutting-edge information on the specific management of pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery. Vivid photographs from all stages of the surgical procedures highlight the discussions and explanations from the premier authorities in the field. Coverage encompasses all areas of treating pediatric patients, including growth and development, psychological management, anesthesia and sedation, metabolic management, genetics, and speech problems.
  • Full-color format featuring step-by-step photos and detailed drawings illustrate each technique and visualize key concepts.
  • Discussions of both common and uncommon procedures provide an understanding of the timing of treatment and the prevention of potential problems.
  • Material on speech disorders demonstrates the risk factors and craniofacial relationships for the surgeon to consider when determining functional outcomes.
  • A chapter dedicated to molecular genetics and syndrome recognition supplies the reader with knowledge of genetics that can assist in diagnosis and development of treatment.
  • Descriptions of the principles and changes of facial growth in children help to develop a rational treatment plan.
  • Subject matter relating to anesthesia and sedation in pediatric patients presents important management challenges and suggests guidelines for procedures.
  • A chapter suggests guidelines for deep sedation and anesthesia in pediatric offices.
  • A chapter on maxillofacial infections covers diagnosis and treatment in an area that comprises a significant part of oral and maxillofacial surgery training and practice.
  • Thorough discussion of salivary gland inflammatory disorders and salivary tumors in children.
  • Extensive features on head and neck tumors in children give insight into the difficult decisions regarding chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or resection.
  • Step-by-step analyses of ancillary procedures provide detailed information on pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Comprehensive coverage of orofacial pain, facial fractures, soft tissue abnormalities, and vascular anomalies improves understanding of these sometimes confusing conditions.
Part 1: General Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient
1. Preoperative assessment of the pediatric patient
2. Molecular genetics and syndrome recognition for the clinician
3. Psychological preparation of the child undergoing a maxillofacial surgical procedure
4. Practical considerations in facial growth
5. Speech disorders associated with dentofacial anomalies
6. Behavioral management and conscious sedation of pediatric patients in the oral surgery office
7. Deep sedation for pediatric patients
8. Perioperative anesthetic and metabolic care of children and adolescents
9. Ancillary surgical procedures

Part II: Oral Surgical Procedures
10. Dentoalveolar surgery
11. Intraoral soft tissue abnormalities

Part III: Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
12. Infections of the maxillofacial region
13. Salivary gland inflammatory disorders in children
14. Salivary gland tumors in children
15. Jaw tumors in children
16. Head and neck malignancies in children
17. Maxillofacial vascular anomalies
18. Facial pain in children
19. Congenital abnormalities of the temporomandibular joint
20. Acquired abnormalities of the temporomandibular joint
21. Orthognathic surgery in the growing child
22. Microtia and ear reconstruction in children
23. Sequential management of the child with cleft lip and palate
24. Facial trauma I: midface fractures
25. Facial trauma II: dentoalveolar injuries and mandibular fractures
Leonard B. Kaban, DMD, MD, FACS, Walter C. Guralnick Professor and Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA and Maria J. Troulis, DDS, MSc, Associate Professor, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery Program, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA


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