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From The CriticsReviewer:Michiel J. Bov?, MD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description:This important addition to existing textbooks on head and neck oncology presents a multidisciplinary perspective which has proven to optimize disease control and functional outcomes.
Purpose:The editor brought together contributions from authorities in the fields of head and neck surgical oncology, radiation oncology, reconstructive surgery, dentistry, and oral and maxillofacial surgery to produce a textbook that provides clinicians with a unified management philosophy firmly based upon the best available evidence in the peer-reviewed literature.
Audience:This is an important new resource for any member of a multidisciplinary team engaged in the care of patients with oral cancer.
Features:Each chapter interweaves the insights provided by each contributor into a evidence-based, unified treatment philosophy. The book includes insightful reviews of controversial clinical issues, such as the management of early mandibular invasion and the clinically negative neck. Step-by-step descriptions cover surgical approaches to particular regions of the oral cavity, permitting tumor resection with minimal morbidity, and optimal reconstructive outcomes. Other topics include evaluation and management of pre-malignant lesions, osseointegrated implantation, dental implant imaging, and orofacial pain.
Assessment:This book's comprehensive coverage of oral cancer prevention, diagnosis, and multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation will become an invaluable tool for providers caring for the oral cancer patient.