Publications: Books

Oxford Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery

Written by Luke Cascarini, Clare Schilling, Ben Gurney and Peter Brennan at the end of 2011, this book was published in its second edition in 2012.

Designed for easy reading even though this is a technical subject, the Handbook makes good use of bullets, breaking down the information into bite-sized chunks. It provides  real-life advice on dealing with situations in the clinic and in theatre; the ultimate survival guide for OFM surgeons! It also describes drugs and dental materials used in OFMS, as well as detailing the symptoms and signs of disorders that OFM surgeons are likely to meet.Oral and maxillofacial surgery is now included in the core training curriculum for all trainee surgeons so all will need to get this book. It equips doctors with the basics of OFMS, what procedures they need to know, what treatments are used and what emergencies can arise as well as providing everything they will need to know in order to get through presentations and exams. A must for medical students, specialist nurses and junior doctors.

Excerpts from the 5* reviews on Amazon UK

As one of the dominant specialties in the face, head and neck there is virtually no exposure to oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) in the undergraduate medical curriculum. The Oxford Handbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery fills this gap perfectly and distills the essentials of what is required of a junior doctor in OMFS.

Going through the comprehensive but concise sections of what is to be expected of a junior doctor in OMFS in the clinics , theatres and wards has allowed me to make a more informed decision about OMFS as a long term specialty.

The information provided will serve as an excellent platform upon which to further develop your knowledge in OMFS and will enable you to get more out of your clinical experience with the specialty.

Just the book I was looking for !!

Principles of Surgery: Everything you need to know but were frightened to ask!

Luke co-authored this book with Sam Andrews. It covers the basic principles of modern surgery in an easy-to-read question and answer format, providing an easily referenced set of notes for surgeons and other health professionals. Assistants in an operating department or surgical practice, nurses, junior doctors, trainee surgeons, medical students, podiatrists, dentists all use it as an accessible reference.

It’s the only book of its kind, covering all the essential basic info that health professionals need to know across many different disciplines. Other books are specialised, focusing on one small aspect of surgery. This covers the lot and answers important questions such as:

• What is diathermy and how does it work?

• What is the sizing system for needles and how is it used?

• What’s the evidence for wearing gloves during surgery?

• What sutures should be used?

• What are the processes of wound healing?

Excerpts from the 5* reviews on Amazon UK

Great value for money ! It’s a fantastic purchase!

This is an excellent book written in an easy to read style that will appeal to all regardless of previous experience and training.

The ‘Q & A’ pattern is very stimulating and a treat for inquisitive minds.

This book fills a niche that many established surgical and medical titles don’t.

The breadth of information conveyed is huge and ranging from the most basic surgical skills to the most complex.

I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in surgery from students to Nurses to Dentists to Doctors!!

This book has been invaluable to me in my revision for my post graduate surgical examinations. I would suggest that it should be in all medical school libraries and also in the personal collection of students who are interested in surgery.

The book does exactly what it says on the tin.

Elsevier textbook on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Luke is co-author of Elsevier’s two volume textbook Maxillofacial Surgery 3rd Edition.

Postgraduate Facial Surgery: a preparation for the FRCS

In press. Published by Oxford University Press 2014

Book chapters

Influence of age on outcome in salivary gland tumours

Luke Cascarini and Z Sadiq co-wrote this chapter in the book Controversies in the Management of Salivary Gland Disease (2 ed.) Edited by Mark McGurk and James Graham Combes

Extra capsular dissection

Luke co-authored a chapter on ‘Extra Capsular Dissection For Salivary Gland Tumours’ with Professor McGurk.