Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
The second edition of Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is newly formatted and presents a substantial expansion in the number of diseases. During the intervening years since the publication of the first edition, the knowledge base and concepts of many entities have undergone significant changes, particularly in the realm of the infectious, immunologic, and blood diseases. Many new medications have evolved and have been integrated into the treatment sections of the applicable diseases.
The second edition continues to retain the primary focus of being a concise, user-friendly resource for those wishing to acquire a solid working knowledge of the oral diseases affecting the oral and maxillofacial regions.
Providing essential information in a compact and lightweight book rather than in a reference resource for all diseases occurring in the anatomic area continues to be its highest priority. Thus deciding which disease entities not to include continued to be a challenge. Decisions to exclude specific diseases were basically made on their incidence of occurrence in the Western world. The new two-column format allows for a sizeable increase in the size and number of illustrations, substantially enhancing the atlas and diagrammatic component of the text. Most of the diagrammatic illustrations have been redrawn with an added dimension of professionalism. The sections devoted to the embryonic, molecular, and genetic sciences basic to groups of disease processes have been extended and updated. The inclusion of this content is based on the belief that understanding the biologic basis of disease increases the clinician’s diagnostic acumen when patients present features of diseases that differ from the classic norm. Free, universal Internet access to worldwide medical literature has reduced the usefulness of extensive citations in the Additional Readings sections after each chapter.
Chapter 1, Developmental Disturbances of the Oral Region,
Chapter 2, Cysts of the Oral Regions
Chapter 3, Infections of Teeth and Bone
Chapter 4, Bone Lesions,
Chapter 5, Odontogenic Tumors
Chapter 6, Epithelial Disorders,
Chapter 7, Oral Infections,
Chapter 8, Immune-Mediated Disorders,
Chapter 9, Connective Tissue Lesions,
Chapter 10, Salivary Gland Disorders,
Chapter 11, Physical and Chemical Injuries,
Chapter 12, Diseases of Blood,