This is a revised edition of a bestselling handbook. The authors have fully updated the text to include the most up to date treatment options, have added a section on head and neck imaging (CT/MRI), a series of self-test clinical cases, and 100 new photographs.
The book uses a symptom-based approach to assist the clinician in the diagnosis and management of those conditions that fall into the speciality of oral medicine. Dealing first with normal anatomy, physical examination and investigationâ€”particularly lesional biopsy, hematological assessment and microbiological samplingâ€”the authors cover all areas of those diseases, local and systemic, that manifest themselves in the lips and mouth. Conditions are grouped under their principal presenting signâ€”blistering, white patches, red patches, swelling, pigmentation, pain, dry mouth, altered taste, and halitosis.
This comprehensive handbook is of value to professionals and trainees in medicine, dentistry and pathology.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Ulceration. Blisters. White patches. Erythema. Swelling. Pigmentation (including bleeding). Orofacial pain (including sensory and motor disturbance). Dry mouth, excess salivation, coated tongue, halitosis, and altered taste.
...perfect to keep in surgery for professionals and an equally valuable educational book for the student...excellent pictures of normal structures...ample information on special investigations...extremely user friendly...extremely well written...contains a remarkable 425 high quality colour photographs...clinical cases ...will be of particular use to the dental student...an excellent book, which covers the subject exceptionally well. Its concise nature and well planned structure make it one of the most accessible books in its field...a must have book for any dental or medical professional.
â€”A Jenkinson, BDJ, January 2013
Praise for the Previous Edition
A well written, well presented text...of interest, and clinical relevance to dental practitioners.
â€”British Dental Journal
A genuinely practical source of reference...lavishly illustrated...will appeal to dental undergraduates who are sure to find its well-planned layout and wealth of colour images of real value in their studies.