Minimally invasive surgery offers decreased morbidity, shortened hospital stays, and quicker recovery. Drs. Maria Troulis and Leonard Kaban are leaders in developing minimally invasive reconstructive surgery and sialendoscopy through their work in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The MGH program has produced excellent outcomes and minimal morbidity accompanied by a high level of patient satisfaction.
This volume comprises contributions from a multidisciplinary group of expert clinicians, including not only oral and maxillofacial surgeons, but also otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, and orthodontists. The topics covered include minimally invasive reconstruction and orthognathic surgery of the ramus/condyle unit, management of maxillosfacial trauma, minimally invasive management of the maxillary sinus, sialoendoscopy, distraction osteogenesis, and minimally invasive management of tumors and jaw cysts.
Presents a multidisciplinary approach to new techniques in minimally invasive oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Published papers describing the distraction model, biology of healing of the mandibular distraction wound, biomedical strength of the distraction wound, outcomes studies using these techniques on the ramus condyle units, outcomes studies of distraction, and outcomes of sialendoscopy are described in the chapters of this book.
Includes innovative techniques in sialendoscopy, now the standard of care for obstructive salivary gland disease.