maxillofacial surgery

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surgery

 [sur´jer-e]
1. the branch of health science that treats diseases, injuries, and deformities by manual or operative methods.
2. the place where operative procedures are performed.
3. in Great Britain, a room or office where a doctor sees and treats patients.
4. the work performed by a surgeon; see also operation and procedure. adj., adj sur´gical.
ambulatory surgery any operative procedure not requiring an overnight stay in the hospital; it must be carefully planned to ensure that all necessary diagnostic tests are completed prior to admission. Discharge instructions must place a high priority on patient safety. Called also day surgery.
bench surgery surgery performed on an organ that has been removed from the body, after which it is reimplanted.
day surgery ambulatory surgery.
maxillofacial surgery oral and maxillofacial s.
minimal access surgery (minimally invasive surgery) a surgical procedure done in a manner that causes little or no trauma or injury to the patient, such as through a cannula using lasers, endoscopes, or laparoscopes; compared with other procedures, those in this category involve less bleeding, smaller amounts of anesthesia, less pain, and minimal scarring.
open heart surgery surgery that involves incision into one or more chambers of the heart, such as for repair or palliation of congenital heart defects, repair or replacement of defective heart valves, or coronary artery bypass.
oral and maxillofacial surgery that branch of dental practice that deals with the diagnosis and the surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the human mouth and dental structures. Called also maxillofacial or oral surgery.
orthopedic surgery orthopedics.
plastic surgery see plastic surgery.
stereotaxic surgery the production of sharply localized lesions in the brain after precise localization of the target tissue by use of three-dimensional coordinates.

maxillofacial surgery

maxillofacial surgery

A surgical specialty that manages diseases (including cancer), injuries and congenital defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and maxillofacial regions. In some countries (e.g., USA) it is a dental specialty; in others (e.g., UK), maxillofacial surgeons are medical doctors.

maxillofacial surgery

The branch of dental practice and/or plastic surgery that deals with the diagnosis and the surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of the mouth and dental structures. Synonym: oral surgery
See also: surgery
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The fear of tissue injuries was first unfolded when this technique was used by Peterson in reconstructive and cosmetic faciomaxillary surgery, [8] Mann and Klippel in paediatric surgery, [9] Kamer in rhytidoplasty, [10] Tabin in blepharoplasty, [11] with minimum scarring and excellent results.
This study was conducted on 20 adult ASA I and II patients of either sex, scheduled for faciomaxillary surgery under general anaesthesia where oral intubation was not suitable for the procedure or nasal intubation was contraindicated or impossible.
INTRODUCTION: Faciomaxillary surgery is generally long duration surgery.
Clonidine, an alpha2 agonist, is a very promising drug in faciomaxillary surgery.
The present study aims to evaluate the clinical efficacy of clonidine as an adjuvant to General anaesthesia in elective faciomaxillary surgery.