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The Infratemporal Fossa by John D. Langdon

The infratemporal fossa is one of the most important anatomical regions in the head for dental and maxillofacial surgeons as it
• Contains the major nerves and vessels associated with teeth
• Is the site of the temporomandibular joint and associated muscles that move the jaw
• Is an important site implicated in the spread of dental infections
• Is a site often involved in facial fractures
• Is the route to the lateral skull base and middle cranial fossa
• Can be the site of benign and malignant tumors Surgical Anatomy of the Infratemporal Fossa provides a text that integrates the basic clinical and surgical anatomy of the regions. It contains comprehensive clinical coverage of the infratemporal fossa with chapters relating to the anatomy, local anaesthesia, the spread of infection, trauma, tumors, surgical access and pain. The contributors are internationally recognized experts and the detailed text is accompanied by high quality illustrations (the majority in color).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781899066797
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/05/2002
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

John D Langdon MDS, FDSRCS, FRCS, FMedSc, FKC, is Professor and Head of Department, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at King's College London, UK

Barry K B Berkovitz BDS, MSc, PhD, is Reader in Anatomy, Division of Anatomy, Cell and Human Biology, King's College London, UK

Bernard J Moxham BSc, BDS, PhD, Professor of Anatomy and Head of Teaching at Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, UK

Table of Contents

Regional and Sectional Anatomy of the Infratemporal Fossa. The Temporomandibular Joint and Pterygopalatine Fossa. Local Anesthesia and the Infratemporal Fossa. Infection and the Infratemporal Fossa and Associated Tissue Spaces. The Significance of the Infratemporal Fossa in Maxillofacial Trauma and Orthognathic Surgery. Tumors and Tumor-Like Disorders of the Infratemporal Fossa. Surgical Approaches to the Infratemporal Fossa. The Facial Nerve and the Parotid Gland. Trigeminal Pain Hospital.

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