Craniofacial Trauma

Diagnosis and Management

  • Nicolas Hardt
  • Peter Kessler
  • Johannes Kuttenberger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Classification and Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicolas Hardt, Peter Kessler
      Pages 3-17
    3. Nicolas Hardt, Abolghassem Sepehrnia, Peter Kessler
      Pages 19-33
    4. Wouter J. P. Henneman, Alida A. Postma, Thomas Treumann
      Pages 35-54
    5. Nicolas Hardt
      Pages 55-61
    6. Nicolas Hardt, Peter Kessler
      Pages 63-89
    7. Nicolas Hardt, Peter Kessler
      Pages 91-130
  3. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Karl Kothbauer, Mariel Laak ter Poort, Abolghassem Sepehrnia
      Pages 133-154
    3. Nicolas Hardt, Peter Kessler
      Pages 155-190
    4. Nicolas Hardt, Abolghassem Sepehrnia
      Pages 191-200
    5. Nicolas Hardt, Peter Kessler
      Pages 201-230
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 345-351

About this book


This book, now in a revised and updated second edition, offers detailed guidance on the diagnosis, surgical planning, and interdisciplinary treatment of craniofacial trauma. The first part of the book addresses epidemiology, anatomy, radiological diagnosis and innovations, fracture classification, fracture mechanisms, and symptoms. The second part then focuses on treatment, explaining operative principles and providing step-by-step descriptions of a variety of hard and soft tissue reconstructive procedures. Here, individual chapters are devoted to neurosurgical management, surgical repair of fractures, methods of dural and skull base treatment, osteosynthesis, intraoperative navigation techniques and systems, reconstruction with bone grafts and alloplastic materials, and complications and late sequelae. The book concludes by discussing surgical strategy in complex craniofacial trauma care and presenting a treatment algorithm that takes into account new developments. Craniofacial Trauma will be an indispensable reference for residents in maxillofacial training and for maxillofacial/neurosurgeons in the specialized field of craniofacial traumatology.


Craniofacial reconstruction Neurotraumatology Skull base surgery Patient specific implants Osteosynthesis Intraoperative navigation

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicolas Hardt
    • 1
  • Peter Kessler
    • 2
  • Johannes Kuttenberger
    • 3
  1. 1.Klinik für Mund- Kiefer und GesichtschirurgieKantonssital LuzernLuzernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Clinic of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryKantonsspital LuzernLuzernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77209-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77210-3
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