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

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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Martinez-Rider et al., "Use of therapeutic laser after surgical removal of impacted lower third molars," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
(1) Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Mercuri, "Alloplastic temporomandibular joint replacement: rationale for the use of custom devices," International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Yeh, "Simple cryosurgical treatment for oral lesions," International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
For their part, directors of the university hospitals expressed readiness to cooperate for securing all equipment that the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery hospital need.
(1.) Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rama Dental College, Kanpur.
Herb, "Conservative management of a large odontogenic keratocyst: report of a case and review of the literature," Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
The clinic also offers the full services of prosthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The surgical removal of impacted mandibular third molars is one of the most commonly performed dentoalveolar procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgery in which the patients usually suffer from pain in the postoperative period which regarded as the most common finding that influence a patient's quality of life in the days after surgery (11-13)
Hamad al-Harthy, Consultant Maxillofacial surgery performed the operation.
For oral and maxillofacial surgery and orthodontic residents, Reyneke (Centre for Orthognathic Surgery, Sunninghill Hospital, South Africa, and oral and maxillofacial surgery, U.
His specialties include: aesthetic surgery of the face and neck, maxillofacial Surgery, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, plastic surgery, rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction, surgical treatment of migraine headaches.