Lip Cancer: Treatment and Reconstruction is intended as a comprehensive reference that will provide easy-to-follow and well-organized guidance on the management of lip cancer, from diagnosis to treatment and reconstruction. After discussion of anatomy and premalignant conditions, detailed attention is paid to squamous cell carcinoma of the lip. Surgical management is explained, and the roles of radiation therapy and chemotherapy, discussed. Reconstruction techniques following ablative surgery are then described in depth, with reference to defect size and complexity.
In addition, the potential complications of treatment and reconstruction are presented, with advice on their management. The closing chapter considers other malignant lesions of the lip. The informative text is complemented by high-quality illustrations and clinical and radiographic material. The contributors all have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the topics they address.
About the Author
Dr. Antonia Kolokythas is Assistant Professor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kolokythas completed a fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgical oncology and her clinical practice focuses on oral cancer patients, examining and identifying tumor characteristics associated with advanced stage disease and treatment failures.
Dr. Kolokythas is the director of a comprehensive review course in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as a mock board examination offered by her department. She is the co-author of the Management of Complications in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a comprehensive textbook to be published in 2012 that covers all potential complications of procedures performed in oral and maxillofacial surgery and their management. She is also the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
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