Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Temporal Bone

Ghada Amin Ahmed Khalifa

Al Azhar University


Suzan Ahmed Mohamed Salem

Qassim University

Islam Mohamed Saad

Qassim University


Nerves Blood vessels Temporal bone in CT scansTemporal bone in MRI scans Temporal bone fractures Mandibular condyle displacement Temporal fascial spaces Dental infections TMJ and temporal bone TMJ ankylosis Maxillofacial distraction Complications

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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.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 11th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: January 31st 2020

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Review results due: April 20th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 19th 2020

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About the editor

Ghada Amin Ahmed Khalifa

Al Azhar University

Dr. Ghada Amin Khalifa is a professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Faculty of Dental Medicine, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt since 2018, and a coordinator of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Qassim University, Female section, Suadi Arabia. She received her B.D. S, M.Sc. and MD from Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine Cairo University in 1993, 2000 and 2007 respectively. In addition to teaching, Dr. Amin Khalifa is regularly doing Oral and Maxillofacial surgeries at Al Zahraa Hospital with Maxillofacial teamwork​. She collaborated on many national manuscripts (Egyptian journals) and 11 international manuscripts. Dr. Amin Khalifa is also the former headmaster of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Nahda University, Modern Technology and Information University, Egypt.

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