Salivary Gland Pathologies Nisheet Anant Agni, Rajiv Mukund Borle
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Nisheet Anant AgniMDS Assistant Professor Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Sharad Pawar Dental College Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) Nagpur, Maharashtra, India Rajiv Mukund BorleMDS FIAOMS Professor and Head Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Sharad Pawar Dental College Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) Nagpur, Maharashtra, India ForewordVedprakash Mishra
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Salivary Gland Pathologies
First Edition: 2013
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5Dedicated to
Our parents, Teachers
Colleagues and all our patients
—Nisheet Anant Agni
—Rajiv Mukund Borle
It is heartening to note that Dr Rajiv Mukund Borle, Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dr Nisheet Anant Agni, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, have authored the book Salivary Gland Pathologies.
Their efforts are significantly appreciable, in as much as, it is the end result of their creative and inquisitive, initiative, blended with untiring labor and the single-minded commitment to the cause.
This book indeed is a beautiful compilation of epidemiology, etiology, surgical anatomy, clinical presentation, surgical pathology and their management, pertaining to salivary glands. The book also deals in regard to the various non-neoplastic disorders that afflicts salivary glands along with techniques and modalities of the management.
The another significant and praiseworthy aspect of the book is the extensive number of clinical photographs of different salivary glands pathologies that have been incorporated, which is bound to facilitate the understanding of the issue in a genuine way.
Creative contributions of such a magnitude are not just an end result of a passionate day-dreaming, but are consequence of a deep-rooted commitment and the quest to bring out the best.
The topic chosen for the book is significant, in as much as, the various aspects, with reference to the pathologies of the salivary glands, have been dealt with not only adequately, but also in a very lucid and free-flowing manner. The language availed is easily decipherable and the ‘informational 10inclusions’ definitely are bound to satisfy the students and readers alike in more than one way.
It is a book, which can be said to be ‘handy, readable, informative’ and capable of stating various facets of inquisitive mind and intellect alike.
I unhesitatingly record my sense of appreciation for the authors for their diligent efforts which would be validated exclusively by the appreciation that will evoke from amongst its readers.
Vedprakash Mishra
It is a proud moment for us to present a comprehensive compilation on salivary gland pathologies. The book is an outcome of a vast compilation of data, both literature-wise and clinical, regarding the various conditions afflicting the salivary glands. Salivary gland disorders are routinely encountered in our day-to-day clinical practice.
The scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery is ever expanding and is no more limited to just minor oral surgical work or extractions. Various pathologic and traumatic conditions affecting the soft and hard tissues of the face now come under the purview of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Salivary gland pathologies include a wide range of disorders ranging from infective to neoplastic. Patients with salivary gland afflictions may present to anyone including a dentist, routine family physician or a surgeon. Prompt diagnosis and management is a key factor in maintaining the health-care standards.
The book deals with a thorough and precise, pointwise discussion and compilation of data pertaining to the relevant surgical anatomy, classification, clinical presentation, management and complications of various salivary gland diseases. It is supported by explicit sketches and illustrations, line diagrams and above all, clinical pictures of most of the conditions affecting salivary glands.
We hope that this small effort of ours helps not only undergraduate and postgraduate students but also to all the clinicians who deal with the diagnosis and management of these disorders.
Nisheet Anant Agni
Rajiv Mukund Borle
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to our parents who have been a constant source of inspiration and strength throughout our life and whose constant encouragement, support and blessings have led to the completion of this compilation.
We express our sincere thanks to our mentor Dr Suhas Jajoo, Professor and Head, Department of Plastic Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, for his guidance, meticulous attention and constant encouragement for the perfection of this work. We are greatly indebted to him for his support throughout this endeavor.
We also thank Dr GSV Prasad, Professor and all other teaching staff, senior and junior colleagues from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College, for their help and support. We especially wish to appreciate the help and assistance of Dr Abhilasha, Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, for her great help and support throughout.
We also thank Mr Kombe, our artist, who has helped us with the sketches.
We shall be lacking in our duty if we fail to express gratitude to Dr Anita Borges, Consultant Surgical Pathologist and former faculty at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, who has not only motivated us but also inspired us to write the book.
Above all we are thankful to all the patients visiting our department without whose inclusion, this final product in the current form would not have been possible.
We also thank all those who have helped us in this endeavor but their names have been unintentionally omitted.