Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student must recognize the major maxillofacial diseases and be able to orientate on the appropriate surgical treatment.
This does not mean the direct transfer of this knowledge on a practical application (the maxillo-facial surgery is a discipline of medical relevance), but the capacity of the practitioner to identify diseases and direct patients to an expert for a correct solution.
Course contents summary
Oro-maxillo-facial embryology and anatomy.
Congenital malformations: cleft lip and palate syndrome of the 1st and 2nd branchial arch, craniofacial dysostosis
Dysmorphoses: maxillary retrusion, maxillary protrusion, mandibular retrusion, progenism, laterodeviation, open bite, macroglossia.
Trauma: injuries of the face, jaw fractures, zygomatic, mandibular condylar fractures, craniofacialfractures, malconsolidation.
Neoplasms: skin cancer of the face and lips, epithelial tumors of the oral cavity and jaws, Etiopathogenesis of carcinoma of the oral cavity, symptoms and signs of cancer and cervical metastases, combination therapies, staging; mesenchymal tumors; cysts and odontogenic tumors; salivary gland tumors; reconstructive surgery maxillofacial.
Inflammatory processes: odontogenic maxillary sinusitis, oro-sinusal communications; salivary stones, sialadenitis.
Temporomandibular joint syndrome: algico-dysfunctional temporomandibular joint ankylosis, recurrent dislocation, extra-articular mouth opening limitations.
Testo consigliato: Elementi di Chirurgia Oro-Maxillo-Facciale, R. Brusati, M. Chiapasco (Masson)
Assessment methods and criteria