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Oral Medicine

2nd Edition

By Michael A.O. Lewis, Richard C.K. Jordan

CRC Press

216 pages | 442 Color Illus.

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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 investigation—particularly lesional biopsy, hematological assessment and microbiological sampling—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 sign—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.


…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.

—A Jenkinson, BDJ, January 2013

Praise for the Previous Edition

A well written, well presented text…of interest, and clinical relevance to dental practitioners.

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.

Dental Update

Table of Contents

Preface (First edition)

Preface (Second edition)




A symptom-based approach to diagnosis


Clinical examination

Normal structures

Special investigation of orofacial disease

Salivary gland investigations

Imaging techniques


General approach

Traumatic ulceration

Recurrent aphthous stomatitis

Behçet’s disease

Cyclic neutropenia

Squamous cell carcinoma

Necrotizing sialometaplasia



Epstein–Barr virus-associated ulceration

Bisphononate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

Erosive lichen planus

Lichenoid reaction

Graft versus host disease

Radiotherapy-induced mucositis



General approach

Primary herpetic gingivostomatitis

Recurrent herpes simplex infection

Chickenpox and shingles

Hand, foot, and mouth disease


Epidermolysis bullosa


Erythema multiforme

Mucous membrane pemphigoid


Linear IgA disease

Dermatitis herpetiformis

Angina bullosa hemorrhagica

White patches

General approach

Lichen planus

Lichenoid reaction

Lupus erythematosus

Chemical burn

Pseudomembranous candidosis (thrush, candidiasis)

Chronic hyperplastic candidosis (candidal leukoplakia)

White sponge nevus

Dyskeratosis congenita

Frictional keratosis

Nicotinic stomatitis (smoker’s keratosis)


Squamous cell carcinoma

Skin graft

Hairy leukoplakia

Pyostomatitis vegetans

Submucous fibrosis

Cartilagenous choristoma


General approach

Radiation therapy mucositis

Contact hypersensitivity reaction

Lichen planus

Acute erythematous (atrophic) candidois (candidiasis)

Chronic erythematous (atrophic) candidosis (candidiasis)

Median rhomboid glossitis (superficial midline glossitis, central papillary atrophy)

Angular cheilitis

Geographic tongue (benign migratory glossitis, erythema migrans, stomatitis migrans)

Iron deficiency anemia

Pernicious anemia

Folic acid (folate) deficiency


Squamous cell carcinoma

Infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever)


General approach

Bacterial sialadenitis

Viral sialadenitis (mumps)

Sialosis (sialadenosis)

Mucocele and ranula

Salivary gland tumor (major gland)

Squamous cell carcinoma

Crohn’s disease

Orofacial granulomatosis

Paget’s disease (osteitis deformans)


Fibroepithelial polyp (focal fibrous hyperplasia, irritation fibroma)

Drug-induced gingival hyperplasia

Focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck’s disease)

Salivary gland tumor (minor gland)

Denture-induced hyperplasia (denture granuloma)

Pyogenic granuloma (pregnancy epulis)

Peripheral giant cell granuloma (giant cell epulis)

Squamous papilloma

Infective warts (verruca vulgaris, condylomata acuminata)

Bone exostosis

Sialolith (salivary stone)

Tongue piercing



Pigmentation (including bleeding)

General approach

Amalgam tattoo (focal agyrosis)

Hemangioma (vascular nevus)

Sturge–Weber syndrome

Melanocytic nevus (pigmented nevus)

Melanotic macule

Malignant melanoma

Kaposi’s sarcoma

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (Rendu– Osler–Weber disease)

Physiological pigmentation

Addison’s disease

Betel nut/pan chewing

Peutz–Jegher’s syndrome

Black hairy tongue

Drug-induced pigmentation

Smoker-associated melanosis


Orofacial pain (including sensory and motor disturbance)

General approach

Trigeminal neuralgia

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia

Giant cell arteritis

Burning mouth syndrome

Atypical facial pain

Atypical odontalgia

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

Facial nerve palsy (Bell’s palsy)

Trigeminal nerve paresthesia or anesthesia

Dry mouth, excess salivation, coated tongue, halitosis, and altered taste

General approach

Xerostomia (dry mouth)

Sjögren’s syndrome

CREST syndrome

Excess salivation (sialorrhea)

Coated tongue

Halitosis (bad breath)

Altered taste

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Further reading

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dentistry / Oral Surgery
MEDICAL / Pathology
MEDICAL / Surgery / Oral & Maxillofacial
MEDICAL / Surgery / Vascular