Wound healing

Wound healing

CURRENT LITERATURE 654 mendedto correlatecentral odontogenicfibromaswith giant cell reactions.It is mentionedthat a more appropriatename for the “WHO...

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CURRENT LITERATURE

654 mendedto correlatecentral odontogenicfibromaswith giant cell reactions.It is mentionedthat a more appropriatename for the “WHO-type” lesion would be “complex odontogeniefibroma.“-K. BENSON Reprint requests to Dr Gardner: University of Colorado School of

Dentistry,CampusBox C284,4200E Ninth Ave, Denver,CO 80262.

Intraorbital Tissue Expansion in the Management of Congenital Anopthalmos. Dunaway DJ, David DJ. Brit J Plast Surg 49:529, 1996 Traditional treatmentof pediatricpatientswith congenital anopthalmiaor anenucleatedorbit involves the useof incrementally enlargedconformersor expansionosteotomiesand serialimplants.This paperreportssevencasesusingspherical intraorbital tissueexpandersin patientswith congenital anopthalmiaor micropthalmia.The patients fell into two broad categories.They were children where the expander wasrapidly expandedto increasethe sizeof an osteotomized orbit before prostheticrehabilitation and infants where the expander was gradually inflated throughout the orbital growth period to encouragea normal orbital growth rate. The expanderswere insertedvia a bicoronal approachand expandedat variousrates.Expansionperiodsrangedfrom 4 monthsto 3 yearswith resultsassessed by clinical examination, photographs,and measurements taken from axial and three dimensionalcomputedtomography scans.The cases reportedin this study underwentexpansionat different ages and for variable periods,therefore a numericalanalysisof orbital growth wasnot meaningful.However, expansiondid result in an increasein orbital wall length and lateral orbital distance.The long-term expansionover severalyears in infantswith congenitaldeformitiescreateda nearnormalbony growth pattern. Unfortunately, the effects of expansionon soft tissuewere lesspredictable.-B. P. MCANDREW Reprint requests to Mr Dunaway: Senior Registrar in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Unit, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6BE, United Kingdom.

New Book Annotations Contemporary Cephalometric Radiography. Miyashita, K, (edited by Dixon AD) Chicago, IL, QuintessencePub, 1996,291 pages,illustrated. This is a sequelto a previousbook entitled “An Atlas of RoentgenAnatomy andCephalometricAnalysis” published in Japanese.It comparesphotographsof the craniofacial skeletonboth in its entirety and as individual boneswith correspondingstandardizedradiographsand line drawings. The skull is not only viewed laterally but alsofrom a posteroanterior and submental-vertexview. In addition to normal radiographicanatomy, there are also sectionsdealing with the asymmetricskull and mandibularasymmetry. Infectious Diseasesand Antimicrobial Therapy of the Ears, Noseand Throat. JohnsonJT andYu VL (eds),with 103 contributors. Philadelphia,PA, Saunders,1996, 641 pages,203 illustrations,$169.00. This new text discussesthe clinical featuresunique to infectionsof the ears,noseand throat, the paranasalsinuses,

and the pharynx, and provides the information neededto managetheseconditions. It also extensively discussesthe microbesassociatedwith suchinfectionsandthe antimicrobialsneededto treat them.Chaptersdealingwith miscellaneous syndromesand infections, aswell asantibiotic prophylaxis. are alsoincluded. Complications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Kaban LB, Pogrel MA, Perrott DH (eds), with 30 contributors. Philadelphia,PA, Saunders,1996, 398 pages,465 illustrations, $135.00. This text is the first to provide an organized, objective approachto the subjectof complications. It discusses the prevention and managementof problems related to outpatient anesthesia,dentoalveolar surgery, trauma, orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, cosmeticsurgery, oncologic and reconstructivesurgery, and implantology. Each chapteridentifiesthe commonproblemsthat can occur in that area, discussesavoidancestrategies,and describesmanagementtechniquesif the problemshouldarise. Physicians Get&x, 1997 (ed 7). St. Louis, MO, Mosby Yearbook, Inc. 1997,2133 pages,$62.95. This new edition containsa compilation of the current information on prescriptiondrugsandtheir suppliers.In addition to describingbrand nameproducts it also identifies thosedrugsthat are availablein genericform, whetherthere are therapeuticequivalency problems,and if there are significant economicbenefits.Prescribinginformationapproved by the FDA is included wheneverpossible,but indications not approvedby the FdA are also identified. A keyword index addsto the value of this book as a handy reference. OsseousReconstruction of the Maxilla and the Mandible: Surgical Techniques Using Titanium Mesh and Bone Mineral. Boyne PJ. Chicago, IL, QuintessencePub, 1997, 105 pages,225 illustrations,$68.00 The material discussedin this book is basedon the author’s extensive experiencewith reconstructionof the jaws usingtitanium meshwith either autogenousparticulatebone or porous bone mineral. The text describesin detail the various techniques,aswell as the materialsusedand their role in the reparativeprocess.Chaptersaredevotedto reconstruction of the maxilla for conventionalprostheses,reconstruction and restorationwith dental implants,management of problemsrelated to the combinationsyndrome,trauma, and oncologicsurgery, and the treatmentof alveolar clefts. Each chapteris extensively illustrated. Wound Healing. Hudson JW (ed), with 22 contributors. Oral Maxillofac SurgicalClinics of North America, Volume 8, No 4, 1996,Philadelphia,PA. Saunders,152pages,illustrated. This book is designedto provide information that will enablethe clinician to make surgicalwound healing more effective. Its eleven chaptersdiscussprimary wound care, the role of oxygenation andbioactive peptides,host disease influenceson soft andcalcified tissuerepair,various aspects of perfusion and reperfusioninjury, fetal wound healing, and scarringand its treatment.Although the discussions are scientifically based,they also have application to various clinical problems.