Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Prosthodontic and Surgical Management of Cancer-Related Acquired and Congenital Defects of the Head and Neck 3rd Edition PDF Free Download (Direct Link)
The rehabilitation of patients with disabilities of the head and neck secondary to acquired and congenital defects continues to be a challenge. Today it is possible to restore most patients to nearly normal form and function, enabling them to lead useful and productive lives. However, successful outcomes require close interaction among many health care disciplines. Given the recent advances in maxillofacial prosthetics and reconstructive surgery, the pace of change in the rehabilitation of oral and facial defects has been far too slow. For example, free tissue transfers have been used throughout the world for the last 20 years to restore bony defects of the mandible, but far too many surgeons fail to understand that it is equally important to restore the bulk and contour of the tongue if the oral functions of speech, mastication, and control of saliva are to be restored. This updated edition with an emphasis on a truly multidisciplinary approach provides the reader with insights into the latest developments in maxillofacial prosthetics, reconstructive surgery, and dental care. New chapters present information on digital technology and tissue engineering, and all chapters have undergone significant revision, reflecting the advances in the use of Osseo integrated implants and free vascularized flaps. The reader will take away practical knowledge of state-of-the art treatment approaches to ensure that patients of the future will no longer assert that the cure was worse than the disease.
A well-written, structured and presented text, this book feels comprehensive and solid in your hands. The aim of the authors is to present and discuss the varying and numerous techniques involved in prosthodontics and surgical management of facial defects, providing up-to-date material based on strong evidence and experience. The book is likely to appeal to a readership composed of prosthodontics specialists, dental technicians, surgeons and those who have a keen interest in facial rehabilitation. As such, I would not recommend this is an undergraduate text.
Ordering the chapters into anatomical locations makes it easy to follow and practical to learn from. At the start of each chapter the supporting and background information is described which refreshes the reader’s knowledge and helps to inform the prosthodontic and surgical sections that follow. Summaries at the end of each chapter also help the reader consolidate the main learning points. A strong evidence base is evident, with the supporting references given at the end of the chapter.
A real positive of this book is the number of excellent pictures showing the disease processes, planning and reconstruction phases which are integral and individual to every case. These are vital because maxillofacial rehabilitation is difficult and bland to visualise from text alone, the pictures thus giving weight and enrichment. However, one minor reservation is that the pictures are fairly small, yet one could also argue that the multi-step processes being described would be impossible to arrange on one page if the pictures were much bigger.
It is truly fascinating what is possible to achieve using modern techniques, with large, irregular maxillofacial defects almost made invisible. Indeed, the authors advocate a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation, using prosthodontists, cancer surgeons and oncologists to achieve the best results. All chapters have been revised, reflecting advances over the last few years. To this end, two new chapters – ‘Digital technology in maxillofacial rehabilitation’ and ‘Tissue engineering of maxillofacial tissues’ – have been added to the textbook. These chapters are interesting prospects for the future, yet are firmly seated in the specialist field.
In summary, this is a beautifully constructed textbook from start to finish which presents a range of techniques in an accessible and informative manner. A valuable source of referral for anyone involved in maxillofacial rehabilitation, it certainly helps somewhat to diffuse the infamous phrase ‘the cure was worse than the disease’.
1. Oral Management of Patients Treated with Radiation Therapy and/or Chemoradiation J. Beumer III, E. Sung, R. Kagan, K. Lyons, H. Gulbransen, B. Venkatachalam, N. Ghaem-Maghami
2. Rehabilitation of Tongue and Mandibular Defects J. Beumer III, M. Marunick, S. Silverman Jr, N. Garrett, J. Rieger, E. Abemayor, R. Penn, V. Nabili, R. Rezaee, D. Curtis, A. Hannam, R. Nelson, E. Roumanas, E. Freymiller, B. Markowitz
3. Rehabilitation of Maxillary Defects J. Beumer III, M. Marunick, N. Garrett, D. Rohner, H. Reintsema, E. Abemayor, R. Penn, V. Nabili, P. Bucher
4. Rehabilitation of Soft Palate Defects S. Esposito, J. Rieger, J. Beumer III
5. Rehabilitation of Facial Defects J. Beumer III, D. Reisberg, M. Marunick, J. Powers, S. Kiat-amnuay, R. van Oort, Y. Zhao, G. Wu, L. Eversole, H. Cherrick, E. Roumanas, D. Pedroche, T. Baba, J. de Cubber, P. Moy, W. Noorda, G. van Dijk
6. Rehabilitation of Cleft Lip and Palate and Other Craniofacial Anomalies A. Sharma, T. Chang, L. Brecht, L. Kaban, K. Vergervik
7. Digital Technology in Maxillofacial Rehabilitation J. Wolfaardt, B. King, R. Bibb, H. Verdonck, J. de Cubber, C. Sensen, J. Soh
8. Tissue Engineering of Maxillofacial Tissues M. Lee, B. Wu
9. Psychosocial Perspectives on the Care of Head and Neck Cancer Patients D. Rapkin, N. Garrett
10. Oral Management of Chemotherapy Patients E. Chung, E. Sung
This is a very good comprehensive text to have as a reference and has many excellent contributions from many well-known authors. The text can serve any dentist who might see a patient who has had or will have treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy and/or has a maxillary or mandibular defect that requires restoration and maintenance. –Robert Schneider, DDS, MS, FACP, – Special Care in Dentistry, May/June 2012
This is a beautifully constructed textbook from start to finish which presents a range of techniques in an accessible and informative manner. A valuable source of referral for anyone involved in maxillofacial rehabilitation, it certainly helps somewhat to diffuse the infamous phrase “the cure was worse than the disease”. –D. Brierley, – British Dental Journal, April 2012
This is one of the rare textbooks that I think should be used in the part of the formal educational curriculum (predoctoral, postdoctoral, and continuing) on the dental and surgical management of maxillofacial defects, particularly the section on the irradiated oncology patient. The book is of sufficient importance that readers should be willing to purchase a personal copy, and it should certainly be present in all dental and medical libraries. –Michael D. Turner, DDS, MD, FACS, – Journal of Dental Education, June 2012