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Book reviews 2. Mulliken JB, Glowacki J (1982) Hemangiomas and vascular 5. Hosobuchi Y (1975) Electrothrombosis of carotid-cavernous malformations in infants and children: a classification based on fistula. J Neurosurg 42:76-85 endothelial characteristics. Plast Reconstr Surg 69:412-420 6. Ogawa Y, Inoue K (1982) Electrotrombosis as a treatment of 3. Noe JM, Barsky SH, Geer DE, Rosen S (1980) Port wine stains circoid angioma in the face and scalp and varicosis of the leg and the response to argon laser therapy: Successful treatment Plast Reconstr Surg 70:310-318 and the predictive role of color, age, and biopsy. Plast Reconstr 7. Mullan S (1979) Treatment of carotid-cavernous fistulas by Surg 65:130-136 cavernous sinus occlusion. J Neurosurg 50:131-144 4. Samuelsson L, J~insson L, Anstadius T (1982) Electrocoagula- 8. PiLl Z (1991) Therapeutic coagulation induced in cavernous tion: experimental intra-arterial electrolysis. Acta Radiol Diagn hemangioma by use of percutaneous copper needles. Plast Re- 23:459-462 constr Surg 89:613-622 i !i ii! ii III i! !i! i ii i i!ii!i ;iil i i iiii!iii!i! i!iii!i !i!i ii ii!iiii! !il 0 Springer Verlag 1997 Langdon, J.D., Henk, J.M. (eds): Malignant tumors of the Kellman, R.M., Marentette, L.J.: Atlas of craniomaxillofacial mouth, jaw and salivary glands. London: Edward Arnold 1995. fixation. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven Publishers 1994. 351 In the US: Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 278 pages, US$ 85.00. pages, US$165.00.ISBN 0-7817-0016-7. This book was first published in 1985 under the title, "Malig- The atlas is divided into nine separate units. Each unit has a nant, tumours of the oral cavity". Which are the advances in this different number of chapters covering a variety of topics. The first field during the last decade? The most important are, the overall three chapters of the book are dedicated to metallurgy, instrumen- quality of life when patients survive, improved control of local tu- tation and implants. This is a well-illustrated section which briefly mor growth and of regional metastatic spread, and much better re- outlines such principles as osseointegration, corrosion, toxicity construction than in the past. Today's research is directed to im- and hypersensitivity. It also explains the different metals that are prove the overall survival time by understanding fundamentals of available for use today. However, since this is an atlas these expla- growth control mechanisms and growth factors. nations are rather brief. The next unit moves on to basic principles Treatment of oral cancer is a team approach. This book stress- of rigid fixation, the biomechanics of fixation, the techniques and es this necessity in general while also pointing to the individual principles with regards to screw placement, and plate and screw needs of the patient in this so sensitive area. The treatment of the applications. Sections such as these are very important to readers primary tumor and its possible regional lymphatic spread, diagno- who may not be familiar with the principles of the variety of tech- sis, aetiology, pathology, biological behaviour are outlined in or- niques that are explained in the chapters which follow this. Unit der to understand the nature of the problem to be dealt with. The three discusses surgical approaches to the mandible, the mid- and treatment, its basic principles including the latest knowledge of upper face and the skull. Unit four discusses bone grafting tech- cytostatic chemotherapy and immunology are critically discussed. niques from a variety of donor sites. The remainder of the book is The list of chapters, provided by 16 contributors, is impressive. divided up into mandibular trauma; mandibular discontinuity de- Epidemiology and aetiology of malignancies of the oral region; fects; mandibular orthognathic surgery; mid- and upper face trau- biology of cancer (80 references!); premalignant lesions; classifi- ma; and midfacial, orthognathic and craniofacial surgery. The en- cation and staging, including WHO classification and staging; tire book is very well-illustrated. Since this is an atlas, it does not mouth cancer and jaw tumours, salivary turnouts; clinical presen- provide an in depth explanation of subjects, this may cause prob- tation and diagnosis of oral cancer; basic principles of manage- lems for the beginner or novice surgeon who may not be too fa- ment; sm-gery; radiotherapy; medical treatment; thermal surgery; miliar with the procedures they are looking into. The authors pres- photodynamic therapy; carcinoma of the oral cavity: management ent their particular bias with regards to techniques, some of which of the primary tumour; management of the regional lymph nodes; are not favored by the reviewer. In summary, this is a very worth- pathology and management of salivary gland tumours; primary while publication, it is well-illustrated and presents a variety of tumours of the jaws; rare tumours and metastases to the mouth, different techniques for a multitude of situations. The reader jaws and surrounding tissues; malignancies of the oral cavity in should approach a book of this type with an open mind and should HIV disease; malignant tumours and implant rehabilitation. not necessarily use all the techniques presented without consulting This volume does not want to be a "cookbook" on how to proceed with more senior and experienced surgeons. The first four units in a given situation. Rather, it gives the facts and stresses the which outline basic principles of instrumentation, implants, metal- guidelines, often to be modified for the particular circumstances lurgy, surgical approaches and bone grafting techniques are partic- and needs of the individual patient. I strongly recommend this ularly helpful and well-organized. (R.A. Fort6, Southfield) short, very informative text to all involved in this challenging field. (L. Clodius, Ztirich) iiiiii i!!!iii!!!ii !;!!i!ii!!ii!i!i! iiii i European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals
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