Manual of Salivary Gland Diseases B Sivapathasundharam
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EditorB Sivapathasundharam MDS Principal and Head Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital (A Constituent College of Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research) Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Foreword K Ranganathan
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Manual of Salivary Gland Diseases
First Edition: 2013
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Dedicated to
My wife—Dr S Rohini
There have been tremendous advantages in our understanding of the pathogenesis of diseases of the oral and maxillofacial region in the recent years. One of the prime reasons for this, is the introduction and widespread use of molecular techniques, such as immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction, as diagnostic tools. Despite these great strides, identification and classification of salivary gland lesions are still a challenge. This is because of the wide spectrum of pathological changes, similarities in the pathological features among different groups of lesions and the absence of specific immunohistochemical markers in many of the salivary gland neoplasms.
The book is timely, concise and lucid. It elegantly explains our current understanding and concepts in diagnosis and management with relevant topical examples. It is noteworthy that the contributors have taken troubles to incorporate cases from developing countries, thus making the text relevant to the dental students across the country.
The structured text is to be used as an easy-to-read reference for graduate students of all three specialties: oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery. It comprehensively discusses the basics of salivary gland development, anatomy functions and investigative techniques in disease and their management.
The contributors are to be commended to have collectively brought out this well-written text on salivary gland pathology in a format that is an easy-to-read, grasp and translate into practice. This text should prove to be a valuable addition to the growing times in the field of oral and maxillofacial pathology.
K Ranganathan MDS MS (USA) PhD
Professor and Head
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
Ragas Dental College and Hospital
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Incidences of salivary gland diseases are relatively higher than we expect in practice. Understanding of salivary gland pathology is still not concluded, since the newer diagnostic techniques are evolving continuously, which dictate the modified approach to their management. Manual of Salivary Gland Diseases is confluence of the anatomy, physiology, pathology of salivary glands and their diagnosis and management.
There are few books available in the market on salivary gland tumors, but there is not a single book dealing with the entire salivary gland diseases and their management available at present. The book will be the first of this kind, to serve the postgraduates and teaching faculties in the field of oral pathology, oral medicine and oral surgery, and the practitioners and general surgeons.
Contributors for the book are stalwarts in their respective field with more than two decades of professional experience and made an attempt to the readers to understand the pathology and diagnosis through the basic sciences. A balance is maintained between the basics and the advanced concepts.
Clinical, histopathological photographs and an easy-to-understand line diagrams are added, wherever necessary.
B Sivapathasundharam
I wish to acknowledge with gratitude, the continuous help and support by the way of providing photographs, proof corrections and typing by the following friends and colleagues: Divya, Girija Sanjay, Karthiga Kannan, Manjunath, I Ponniah, Preethi, D Spencer Lilly and Sunitha.
In addition, I would like to thank my wife, Dr S Rohini, for her never-ending support and encouragement.
Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Managing Director), Mr Tarun Duneja (Director-Publishing), Mr KK Raman (Production Manager) and other staff of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for their guidance in making the book.