This is a revised edition of a bestselling handbook. The authors
have fully updated the text to include the most up to date
treatment options, have added a section on head and neck imaging
(CT/MRI), a series of self-test clinical cases, and 100 new
photographs. The book uses a symptom-based approach to assist the
clinician in the diagnosis and management of those conditions that
fall into the speciality of oral medicine. Dealing first with
normal anatomy, physical examination and investigation?particularly
lesional biopsy, hematological assessment and microbiological
sampling?the authors cover all areas of those diseases, local and
systemic, that manifest themselves in the lips and mouth.
Conditions are grouped under their principal presenting
sign?blistering, white patches, red patches, swelling,
pigmentation, pain, dry mouth, altered taste, and halitosis.