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50 Landmark Papers every Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Should Know

ISBN 9780367210526
Published December 30, 2020 by CRC Press
312 Pages

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Book Description

The exponential growth in the number of research papers published in recent decades can make it difficult to identify the key papers that have truly made a difference in the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

This book provides readers with a concise reference source for the key papers that underpin contemporary surgical practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Covering all aspects of the specialty, the content will help both trainees and specialists to understand the scientific developments and pioneering surgeries that allow us to practice as we currently do.

It is essential revision material for those sitting for specialist examinations in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

+ Presents 50 key research studies on surgery along with full analysis

+ Additional commentaries from the original authors, experts or editors – providing a valuable perspective on why the study is important

+ Constitutes essential reading for trainees, residents and fellows, and surgeons studying for professional examinations

+ Distills all the literature into a compact guide on the must-know scientific articles

About the Editors


Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, The Royal London and Whipps Cross Hospitals, London, UK

Peter A Brennan MD, PhD, FRCS, FRCSI, FDS

Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK

Table of Contents


  1. A Modified Pre-Auricular Approach to the Temporomandibular Joint and Malar Arch.
  2. Adil Al-Kayat and Paul Bramley

    Reviewed by Oliver Mitchell and Madan Ethunandan

  3. Bone healing and revascularization after total maxillary osteotomy. J Oral Surg. 1975 Apr;33(4):253-60.
  4. Bell WH, Fonseca RJ, Kenneky JW, Levy BM

    Reviewed by Ghaly Ghaly

  5. Surgical anatomy of the mandibular ramus of the facial nerve based on the dissection of 100 facial halves. Plast Reconstr Surg Transplant Bull. 1962 Mar;29:266-72.
  6. Reed O Dingman and William C Grabb

    Reviewed by Sid Gowrishankar

  7. The superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS) in the parotid and cheek area. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1976 Jul;58(1):80-8.
  8. Mitz V, Peyronie M.

    Reviewed by Sundeep Thusu

  9. Post-traumatic orbital reconstruction: anatomical landmarks and the concept of the deep orbit. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2007 Apr;45(3):183–9.
  10. Evans BT, Webb AA

    Reviewed by MISSING

    SECTION TWO: Cancer

  11. The patterns of cervical lymph-node metastases from squamous carcinoma of the oral cavity. Cancer. 1990;66:109-113.
  12. Jatin Shah, Frank Candela and Anil Podder

    Reviewed by*Jag Dhanda and Raghuram Boyapati

  13. Postoperative irradiation with or without concomitant chemotherapy for locally advanced head and neck cancer. European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Trial 22931. N Engl J Med. 2004;350(19):1945-52
  14. Bernier J, Domenge C, Ozsahin M, Matuszewska K, Lefèbvre JL, Greiner RH, Giralt J, Maingon P, Rolland F, Bolla M, Cognetti F, Bourhis J, Kirkpatrick A, van Glabbeke M

    Reviewed by Stergios Doumas and Anastasios Kanatas

  15. Sentinel European Node Trial (SENT): 3-year results of sentinel node biopsy in oral cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2015 Dec;51(18):2777-84.
  16. Schilling C, Stoeckli SJ, Haerle SK, Broglie MAet al.

    Reviewed by*Jacob D'Souza and Raghuram Boyapati

  17. Human papillomavirus and survival of patients with oropharyngeal cancer. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jul 1;363(1):24-35. doi: 10. 1056/NEJMoa0912217. Epub 2010 Jun 7.
  18. Ang KK, Harris J, Wheeler R, Weber R, Rosenthal DI, Nguyen-Tân PF, Westra WH, Chung CH, Jordan RC, Lu C, Kim H, Axelrod R, Silverman CC, Redmond KP, Gillison ML.

    Reviewed by Andrew Schache

  19. Elective versus Therapeutic Neck Dissection in Node-Negative Oral Cancer. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(6):521-9
  20. D'Cruz AK, Vaish R, Kapre N, et al.

    Reviewed by David Mitchell

  21. Tumour thickness as a predictor of nodal metastases in oral cancer: comparison between tongue and floor of mouth subsites. Oral Oncol. 2014 Dec;50(12):1165-8.
  22. Balasubramanian D, Ebrahimi A, Gupta R, Gao K, Elliott M, Palme CE, Clark JR.

    Reviewed by Peyman Alam, Robert Isaac, Tomas Svoboda, Peter A Brennan

  23. Analysis of 49 cases of flap compromise in 1310 free flaps for head and neck reconstruction. Head Neck. 2009 ;31(1):45-51
  24. Yu P, Chang DW, Miller MJ, Reece G, Robb GL.

    Reviewed by Alasdair Mckechmie

  25. A Technique for Cleft Palate Repair. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 112: 1542, 2003.
  26. Brian C Sommerlad

    Reviewed by Tom W. M. Walker and Alistair R. M. Cobb


  27. Alveolar Cleft Bone Grafting (Part II): Secondary Bone Grafting. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 54:83-88, 1996.
  28. Mark W Ochs

    Reviewed by John Rowson*, David Grimes and Cristina Frezzini

  29. Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, and Velopharyngeal Insufficiency. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 128: 342e, 2011.
  30. David M. Fisher, Brian C. Sommerlad

    Reviewed by Simon Van Eeden

  31. A study of facial growth in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate treated by the Oslo CLP team. Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal 1991:28(1); 1-21. Semb G.
  32. Reviewed by Alistair G. Smyth

  33. Bilateral cleft lip and nose repair. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 49 (2011) 165–171.
  34. Penfold C, Dominguez-Gonzalez S.

    Reviewed by Victoria Beale

    SECTION FOUR: Craniofacial

  35. Timing of treatment for craniosynostosis and faciocraniosynostosis: a 20-year experience. British journal of plastic surgery. 1994 Jan 1;47(4):211-22.
  36. Marchac D, Renier D, Broumand S.

    Reviewed by Jennifer Vesey and Ben Robertson

  37. Lengthening the Human Mandible by Gradual Distraction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1992 Jan 1;89(1):1-8.
  38. McCarthy JG, Schreiber J, Karp N, Thorne CH, Grayson BH.

    Reviewed by*David M McGoldrick and Kevin McMillan

  39. Advancement of the orbits and the midface in one piece, combined with frontal repositioning, for the correction of Crouzon's deformities. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 1978 Apr;61(4):507-16.
  40. Ortiz-Monasterio F, Carrillo A.

    Reviewed by Günter Lauer

  41. Posterior skull surgery in craniosynostosis. Child's Nervous System. 1996 Nov 1;12(11):727-33.
  42. Sgouros S, Goldin JH, Hockley AD, Wake MJ.

    Reviewed by NJ Opie


    SECTION FIVE: Oral Medicine

  43. Update on oral lichen planus: etiopathogenesis and management. Crit Rev Oral Biol Med. 1998;9(1):86-122.
  44. Scully C, Beyli M, Ferreiro MC, Ficarra G, Gill Y, Griffiths M, Holmstrup P, Mutlu S, Porter S, Wray D.

    Reviewed by Cameron M Herbert and Esther A Hullah

  45. The diagnosis and management of recurrent aphthous stomatitis: a consensus approach. J Am Dent Assoc. 2003
  46. Scully C, Gorsky M, Lozada-Nur F.

    Reviewed by Kathleen Fan and Emma Hayes

    SECTION SIX: Oral Surgery

  47. The radiological prediction of inferior alveolar nerve injury during third molar surgery. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 1990 Feb 1;28(1):20-5.
  48. Rood JP & Noraldeen Shehab

    Reviewed by Vinod Patel

  49. Outcomes of nonsurgical retreatment and endodontic surgery: a systematic review. Journal of endodontics.
  50. Mahmoud Torabinejad, Robert Corr, Handysides, Shahrokh Shabahang

    Reviewed by Johno Breeze

  51. A 15-year study of osseointegrated implants in the treatment of the edentulous jaw. International journal of oral surgery. 1981 Jan 1;10(6):387-416.
  52. Adell R, Lekholm U, Rockler BR, Brånemark PI.

    Reviewed by Baucke van Minnen

  53. Osteonecrosis of the jaws associated with the use of bisphosphonates: a review of 63 cases. Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery. 2004 May 1;62(5):527-34.
  54. Salvatore L. Ruggiero, Bhoomi Mehrotra, Tracey J. Rosenberg, Stephen L. Engroff

    Reviewed by*Simon Rogers and Derek Lowe

  55. Impacted maxillary canines: a review. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Ortho D. 1992 Feb 1;101(2):159-71.
  56. Bishara SE

    Reviewed by*Alice Cameron and Serryth Colbert

    SECTION SEVEN: Orthognathic

  57. The anatomical location of the mandibular canal: its relationship to the sagittal rams osteotomy. Int J Adult Orthodon Orthognath Surgery 1986; 1:37-47
  58. Rachel J, Ellis E (3rd), Fonseca RJ.

    Reviewed by Stephen Walsh

  59. Posterior maxillary surgery: its place in the treatment of dentofacial deformities. J Oral Surgery 1972; 30;562
  60. West RA, Epker BN

    Reviewed by*Greg J. Knepil and Graham R. Oliver

    SECTION EIGHT: Salivary

  61. A modification of the pterygoid plate separation in low-level maxillary osteotomies. J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery 1983; 41:544-546
  62. Trimble LD, Tideman H, Stoelinga PJW.

    Reviewed by Jan De Lange

  63. Outcome of minimally invasive management of salivary calculi in 4,691 patients. Laryngoscope. 2009 Feb;119(2):263-8. doi: 10. 1002/lary. 20008.
  64. IroH, Zenk J, Escudier M, Nahlieli O, Capaccio P, Katz P, Brown J, McGurk M.

    Reviewed by Katherine S. George and Rafal Niziol

  65. Sialendoscopy for the management of obstructive salivary gland disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Jun;138(6):541-7. doi: 10. 1001/archoto. 2012. 856. Review.
  66. Strychowsky JE, Sommer DD, Gupta MK, Cohen N, Nahlieli O.

    Reviewed by *Soudeh Chegini and Mark McGurk

  67. Extracapsular Dissection for Benign Parotid Tumors: A Meta-Analysis
  68. W. Greer Albergotti, Shaun A. Nguyen, Johannes Zenk, M. Boyd Gillesuperficial parotidectomyie.

    Reviewed by Konstantinos Mantsopoulos

  69. Capsular significance in parotid tumor surgery: reality and myths of lateral lobectomy. Laryngoscope 1984; 94: 324-9.
  70. Donovan DT, Conley JJ.

    Reviewed by Toby Pitts-Tucker and Costa Repanos

  71. Long-term follow-up of over 1000 patients with salivary gland tumours treated in a single centre. Br J Surg 1996; 83, 1750-1754.
  72. Renehan A, Gleave EN, Hancock BD, Smith P, McGurk M.

    Reviewed by Stergios Doumas and Michael Ho


  73. Final trial report of sentinel-node biopsy versus nodal observation in melanoma. New England Journal of Medicine. 2014 Feb 13;370(7):599-609.
  74. Morton DL, Thompson JF, Cochran AJ, Mozzillo N, Nieweg OE, Roses DF, Hoekstra HJ, Karakousis CP, Puleo CA, Coventry BJ, Kashani-Sabet M.

    Reviewed by Peter T. Glen and Daryl Godden

  75. Excision margins in high-risk malignant melanoma. New England Journal of Medicine. 2004 Feb 19;350(8):757-66.
  76. Thomas JM, Newton-Bishop J, A'Hern R, Coombes G, Timmons M, Evans J, Cook M, Theaker J, Fallowfield M, O'Neill T, Ruka W.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth A Gruber

  77. Multiprofessional guidelines for the management of the patient with primary cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. British Journal of Dermatology. 2002 Jan;146(1):18-25.
  78. Motley R, Kersey P, Lawrence C.

    Reviewed by Lisa Greaney

    SECTION TEN: Temporomandibular joint

  79. Arthroscopy of the temporomandibular joint. J Stomato Soc Japan 1975; 42; 207-12.
  80. Ohnishi M.

    Reviewed by Florencio Monje

  81. Internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint. Pathological variations. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 115(4); 469-477 1989.
  82. Wilkes CH.

    Reviewed by*Carrol P. Saridin and Pieter G. Raijmakers

  83. Temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis: a simplified treatment for severe limited mouth opening. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 49 (11): 1163-1167, 1991.
  84. Dorritt W. Nitzan, M. Franklin Dolwick and Garza Alejanero Martinez

    Reviewed by Jason Green

  85. Symptoms of temporomandibular joint ostoarthrosis and internal derangement 30 years after non surgical treatment. Cranio 1995; 13(2); 81-8
  86. De Leeuw R, Boering G, Stegenga B et al.

    Reviewed by Andrew Sidebottom

  87. Twenty year follow up study on a patient fitted total temporomandibular joint reconstruction system. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015;73;952-60.
  88. Wolford LM, Mercuri LG, Schneidermann ED et al.

    Reviewed by Nadeem R Saeed


  89. The Importance of the Zygomatic Arch in Complex Midfacial Fracture Repair and Correction of Posttraumatic Orbitozygomatic Deformities. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1990 Jun 1;85(6):878.
  90. Gruss JS, Wyck LV, Phillips JH, Antonyshyn O.

    Reviewed by Harald Essig

  91. Twenty-Six–Year Experience Treating Frontal Sinus Fractures: A Novel Algorithm Based on Anatomical Fracture Pattern and Failure of Conventional Techniques. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Dec;122(6):1850–66.
  92. Rodriguez ED, Stanwix MG, Nam AJ, St Hilaire H, Simmons OP, Christy MR, et al.

    Reviewed by Eric J. Dierks

  93. Management of the Medial Canthal Tendon in Nasoethmoid Orbital Fractures: The Importance of the Central Fragment in Classification and Treatment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1991 May 1;87(5):843.
  94. Markowitz BL, Manson PN, Sargent L, Vander Kolk CA, Yaremchuk M, Glassman D, et al.

    Reviewed by Bauke Van Minnen

  95. Fractures of the edentulous mandible: the Chalmer J. Lyons Academy study. J Oral Surg. 1976 Nov;34(11):973–9.
  96. Bruce RA, Strachan DS.

    Reviewed by Indran Balasunadaram and , M. Perry

  97. Open versus closed treatment of fractures of the mandibular condylar process–a prospective randomized multi-centre study. Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. 2006 Jul;34(5):306–14.
  98. Eckelt U, Schneider M, Erasmus F, Gerlach KL, Kuhlisch E, Loukota R, et al.

    Reviewed by Henry Leonhardt and Adrian Franke

  99. Computer-Assisted Secondary Reconstruction of Unilateral Posttraumatic Orbital Deformity. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Nov 1;110(6):1417.
  100. Gellrich N-C, Schramm A, Hammer B, Rojas S, Cufi D, Lagrèze W, et al.

    Reviewed by Ruud Schreurs and Leander Dubois

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Niall MH McLeod, FRCS (OMFS) FDS, MRCS, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, The Royal London and Whipps Cross Hospitals, London, UK

Peter Brennan, MD, PhD, FRCS, FRCSI, FDS, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK