chapter  12
Benign surgical conditions of the mouth, jaws and neck
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The benign conditions that manifest as soft tissue swellings, particularly those appropriate for surgical management in the mouth, jaws, skin of the face and the neck, overlap with many of the other conditions outlined in other chapters (e.g. Chapters 11 and 21). It is important to recognize that many of the swellings detected on examination of the head and neck are entirely innocent and can be identified as being so by clinical examination, distinct history and some fairly simple diagnostic tests. Each condition is outlined with its appropriate treatment.