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Article: Volume 47 Number 10 Page 831 - November 2020

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  Dent Update 2020; 47: 831-838

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Mouth cancer: the maxillofacial surgeon’s perspective

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Abstract: This article summarizes current practice according to UK guidelines for the management of oral cancer from the perspective of the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The article discusses the patient pathway, starting with recognition of sinister features by the general dental practitioner in primary care and referral to specialist oral and maxillofacial surgery services, followed by the multidisciplinary approach to tumour staging, cancer treatment planning and delivery, and finally key issues in the ‘post-treatment’ phase of cancer care. Additional focus is provided for some of the surgical treatments and anatomical and physiological changes, of which the general dental practitioner should have some understanding.

Clinical relevance: General dental practitioners play a key role in the detection and early management of oral cancer, referring approximately 40% of all cases to secondary care. It is therefore important to understand key milestones and technical elements of the patient’s journey.

Author notes: Alexander MC Goodson, BSc(Hons), DOHNS, FRCS(OMFS), Fellow in Maxillofacial Head and Neck Surgery, Satyesh Parmar, BMedSci, FDSRCS, FRCS(OMFS), Consultant Head and Neck, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Prav Praveen, FDSRCS, FRCS(OMFS), Consultant Head and Neck, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Matthew Idle, FDSRCS, FRCS(OMFS), Consultant Head and Neck, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Timothy Martin, MSc, FDSRCS, FRCS(OMFS), Consultant Head and Neck, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2TH, UK.

Objective: To gain an understanding of the journey for patients diagnosed with oral cancer through the multidisciplinary secondary-care pathway and the links to primary care.

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