About the book
Temporal bones are cranial bones which constituting the sides and base of skull. Each one consists of five parts ; squama, the petrous, mastoid, tympanic parts, and the styloid process. Temporal bone articulates with five bones: occipital, parietal, sphenoid, mandible and zygoma. Therefore, the topics on temporal bone are closely related to the field of maxillofacial surgery. To ensure patients' safety, maxillofacial surgeons have to understand the importance of temporal bone regarding different maxillofacial surgeries. This book aims to describe the anatomical relationship between temporal bone and different anatomical structures related to maxillofacial field. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the relation between temporal bone and maxillofacial trauma and serious sequelae. Furthermore, fascial spaces related to temporal bone as well as pathways of dental infections and ways of managing temporal fascial spaces infections will be described. The book will also put some focus on the role of temporal bone in TMJ surgeries and the use of temporal bone as an anchorage for maxillofacial distraction osteogenesis.