Luke Cascarini
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Mr Luke Cascarini

FRCS (OMFS) MRCS FDSRCS MBChB BDS

Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr Luke Cascarini is a hugely experienced and highly respected specialist surgeon of the mouth, jaw and face (oral and maxillofacial surgery). Deeply committed to innovation, he uses the latest techniques and methods for the benefit of his patients and is one of the few UK surgeons to offer temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement and arthroscopic TMJ surgery. An internationally published author and speaker, he is at the forefront of developments in his area of expertise and aims to develop and refine treatments for TMJ disorders and advanced jaw reconstruction.

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Mr Luke Cascarini

Mr Cascarini is one of the UK’s leading mouth, jaw and face surgeons.

He has long been an early adopter of innovations in mouth, jaw and facial surgery. He was the first surgeon in the UK to carry out a level III jaw arthroscopy to treat jaw joint disc displacement, which treats a clicking jaw joint, restricted movement and pain, instead of using open surgery and disc fixation. As a result, patients experience fewer complications, less scarring and quicker recovery. He now runs an annual course on this technique in London which attracts an audience of oral and maxillofacial surgeons from across the world.

He is one of the most highly experienced surgeons in temporomandibular joints (TMJ) replacement surgery in the UK, carrying out the majority of these operations performed in the South of England.

In January 2019, Mr Cascarini again broke new ground by performing the UK’s first jawbone replacement using a 3D-printed mandible incorporating a titanium frame. Only five such procedures have been carried out globally to date.

He is also currently the only practitioner to use AMPP/Lipogems® regenerative treatments to treat osteoarthritis in the jaw to avoid surgery and preserve a patient’s own joint.

Further evidence of his commitment to innovation are the new techniques he pioneered on free flap jaw reconstruction for cancer patients. This is a micro-surgical technique which enables large trauma sites in the face and jaw to be repaired. He has a 98% success rate in this treatment, equalling the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.

Mr Cascarini is a regular contributor to academic publications and a renowned lecturer. He is the author of the Oxford Handbook of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, the leading reference text for junior oral maxillofacial trainees around the world; an editor on Elsevier’s two-volume text book on Maxillofacial Surgery; and co-author of Principles of Surgery: Everything you need to know but were frightened to ask!, which covers the basic principles of modern surgery in a straightforward Q&A format.

He also held the positions of Associate Editor of British Journal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and was Section Editor of the International Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery, both for over five years. He has been a reviewer for Dental Journal and other medical journals for the last ten years.

Mr Cascarini led registrar training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust until mid-2019, where he remains an honorary consultant. He is currently the head of the head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team for HCA Healthcare at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust.

Having obtained his degree in dental surgery at University of Bristol Dental School in 1995, Mr Cascarini went on to graduate in medicine and surgery at the University of Wales, Cardiff in 2000. He undertook general medical and surgical training at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, where he holds a Fellowship in Dental Surgery, before going on to higher surgical training in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the South Thames region.

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Professional background:

  • European Society of Temporomandibular joint Surgeons (ESTMJS)
  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS)
  • Royal College of Surgeons, England
  • British Medical Association
  • Independent Doctors Federation (IDF)

Mr Cascarini has long been an early adopter of innovations in mouth, jaw and facial surgery. He was the first in the UK to carry out a level III jaw arthroscopy to treat jaw joint disc displacement, which treats a clicking jaw joint, restricted movement and pain, instead of using open surgery and disc fixation. As a result, patients experience fewer complications, less scarring and quicker recovery. He now runs an annual course on this technique in London which attracts an audience of oral and maxillofacial surgeons from across the world.

In January 2019, Mr Cascarini again broke new ground by performing the UK’s first jawbone replacement using a 3D-printed mandible incorporating a titanium frame to allow teeth to be implanted. Only five such procedures have been carried out globally to date. Mr Cascarini is also currently the only practitioner to use AMPP/Lipogems regenerative treatments to treat osteoarthritis in the jaw to avoid surgery and preserve a patient’s own joint.

Further evidence of his commitment to innovation was the tracheostomy dressing he invented in partnership with P3 Medical and the new techniques he pioneered on free flap jaw reconstruction for cancer patients. This involves a micro-surgical technique which enables large trauma sites in the face and jaw to be repaired or the irradiated area in the case of cancer patients. He has a 98% success rate in this treatment, equalling the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.

Mr Cascarini is also highly experienced in TMJ replacement surgery and performs most of them in the South of England. TMJ replacement is a course of treatment for jaw disc derangement, arthritis, injection, gout, although arthritis is the most common reason.

Mr Cascarini is a regular contributor to academic publications and a renowned lecturer. Currently he is honorary consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust. In addition, he is the author of the Oxford Handbook of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, the leading reference text for junior oral maxillofacial trainees around the world; an editor on Elsevier’s two-volume text book on Maxillofacial Surgery; and co-author of Principles of Surgery: Everything you need to know but were frightened to ask!, which covers the basic principles of modern surgery in a straightforward Q&A format.  He has also held the position of Associate Editor British Journal Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and was a reviewer for Dental Journal and other medical journals, and Section Editor of the International Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery.

He also led Registrar training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust until mid-2019 and is currently the head of the head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team for HCA Healthcare at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust.

I contribute regularly to peer-reviewed research and clinical papers. To access abstracts copy and paste the PMID number into PubMed.

  1. Borumandi F, Cascarini L.
    Robotics in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2018 May;100(6_sup):16-18. doi: 10.1308/rcsann.supp1.16. Review. No abstract available.
    PubMed PMID: 29717887
    pdf: Robotics in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  2. Glibbery N, Muscat K, Cascarini L.
    Kimura’s disease of the parotid gland with cutaneous features in a Caucasian female patient.
    J Surg Case Rep. 2018 Apr 9;2018(4):rjy067. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjy067. eCollection 2018 Apr.
    PubMed PMID: 29657706
  3. Muscat K, Cobb R, Vassiliou L, Fry A, Cascarini L.
    Scarless total maxillectomy: midfacial degloving with extended transconjunctival retrocaruncular approach.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Oct;55(8):857-858. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.08.003. Epub 2017 Aug 23. No abstract available.
    PubMed PMID: 28843970
  4. Cobb R, Muscat K, Cascarini L, Fry A.
    Fibrin sealant (Tisseel™) for mesh fixation in repair of the deep circumflex iliac artery (DCIA) free flap donor site.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Sep;55(7):748-749. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.04.016. Epub 2017 May 31.
    PubMed PMID: 28576300
  5. Molina AR, Citron I, Chinaka F, Cascarini L, Townley WA.
    Calf Perforator Flaps: A Freestyle Solution for Oral Cavity Reconstruction.
    Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb;139(2):459-465. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002953.
    PubMed PMID: 28125535
  6. De Zoysa N, Lee A, Joshi A, Gurreo-Urbano T, Lei M, McGurk M, Lyons A, Cascarini L, Jeannon JP, Simo RS, Ali S, Oakley R.
    Our experience: Developing a follow up surveillance protocol in Head & Neck oncological surgery: Enhanced ‘traffic-light’ surveillance a prospective feasibility study.
    2015 Dec 23 PubMed PMID: 26696519
  7. Zakai D, Townley W, Cascarini L.
    De-epithelialised patch: a simple method to monitor free flaps intraorally.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Sep
    PubMed PMID: 26690585
  8. Kassam K, Cheong R, Cascarini L.
    Parapharangeal edema: an uncommon complication of TMJ arthroscopy.
    Clin Case Rep. 2015 Jun
    PubMed PMID: 26185656
  9. Borumandi F1, Aghaloo T, Cascarini L, Gaggl A, Fasanmade K.
    Anti-Resorptive Drugs and their Impact on Maxillofacial Bone among Cancer Patients.
    PubMed Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2015 Mar 25
  10. Thavarajah M, Szamocki S, Komath D, Cascarini L, Heliotis M.
    Comparing disciplines: Outcomes of non melanoma cutaneous malignant lesions in oral and maxillofacial dermatology.
    European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2015 January; 41(1):169-73.
    PubMed PMID: 25468744
  11. Farook SA, Shah V, Lenouvel D, Sheikh O, Sadiq Z, Cascarini L.
    Guidelines for management of sodium hypochlorite extrusion injuries.
    British Dental Journal 2014 December; 217(12):679-84.
    PubMed PMID: 25525012
  12. McCaul JA, Cascarini L, Godden D, Coombes D, Brennan PA, Kerawala C.
    Evidence based management of Bell’s palsy.
    British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2014 December; 52(10):990.
    PubMed PMID: 25190037
  13. Greaney L, Brennan PA, Kerawala C, Cascarini L, Godden D, Coombes D, McAnerney D, Tzanidakis K, Moss C, Gibbons AJ.
    Why should I follow up my patients with oral lichen planus and licheniod reactions?
    British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2014 November; 52(9): 291-3.
    PubMed PMID: 24906251
  14. Karim K, Cascarini L,.
    Gorlin’s Sign.
    British Medical Journal 2014 March; 348:g1786
  15. Colbert S, Coombes D, Godden D, Cascarini L, Kerawala C, Brennan PA.
    How do I manage an acute injury to the facial nerve?
    British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2014 January; 52(1):67-71.
    PubMed PMID: 24090764
  16. Kerawala C, Brennan PA, Cascarini L, Godden D, Coombes D, McCaul J.
    Management of tumour spillage during parotid surgery for pleomorphic adenoma.
    British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2014 January; 52(1):3-
    PubMed PMID: 23810456
  17. Kumar A, Cascarini L, McCaul JA, Kerawala CJ, Coombes D, Godden D, Brennan PA.
    How should we manage oral leukoplakia?
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Jul;51(5):377- 83. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2012.10.018. Epub 2012 Nov 14.
    PubMed PMID: 23159193.
  18. Sobrino-Guijarro B, Cascarini L, Lingam RK.
    Advances in imaging of obstructed salivary glands can improve diagnostic outcomes.
    Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Mar;17(1):11-9. doi: 10.1007/s10006-012-0327-8. Epub 2012 May 5.
    PubMed PMID: 22562281.
  19. Coyle M, Godden A, Brennan PA, Cascarini L, Coombes D, Kerawala C, McCaul J, Godden D.
    Dynamic reanimation for facial palsy: an overview.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Feb 2. doi:pii: S0266-4356(13)00010-7. 10.1016/j.bjoms.2012.12.007. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23385066.
  20. Algraffee H, Borumandi F, Cascarini L.
    Peri-implantitis.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Dec;50(8):689-94. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2011.11.020. Epub 2011 Dec 22. Review.
    PubMed PMID: 22197573.
  21. Borumandi F, George KS, Cascarini L.
    Parotid surgery for benign tumours.
    Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Sep;16(3):285-90. doi: 10.1007/s10006-012-0352-7. Epub 2012 Jul 31. Review.
    PubMed PMID: 22847039.
  22. Borumandi F, Heliotis M, Kerawala C, Bisase B, Cascarini L.
    Role of robotic surgery in oral and maxillofacial, and head and neck surgery.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Jul;50(5):389-93. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2011.06.008. Epub 2011 Jul 30. Review.
    PubMed PMID: 21802802.
  23. Ahmed A, Cascarini L, Sandison A, Clarke P.
    Survey of the use of tests for human papilloma virus and epidermal growth factor receptor for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in UK head and neck multidisciplinary teams.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Mar;50(2):119-21. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2011.02.002. Epub 2011 Mar 29.
    PubMed PMID: 21450378.
  24. Borumandi F, Cascarini L, Mallawaarachchi R, Sandison A.
    The chameleon in the neck: Nodular fasciitis mimicking malignant neck mass of unknown primary.
    Int J Surg Case Rep. 2012;3(10):501-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2012.05.018. Epub 2012 Jul 6.
    PubMed PMID: 22858790; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3421146.
  25. Blythe JN, Southorn BJ, Gulati A, Cascarini L, Brennan PA.
    A synopsis of technical notes published in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2009/2010.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Dec;49(8):657-60. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2011.09.002. Epub 2011 Sep 22.
    PubMed PMID: 21940077.
  26. Brennan PA, Herd MK, Puxeddu R, Anand R, Cascarini L, Brown JS, Avery CM, Woodwards RT, Mitchell DA.
    Serum testosterone levels in surgeons during major head and neck cancer surgery: a suppositional study.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Apr;49(3):190-3. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2011.01.012.
    PubMed PMID: 21458721.
  27. Cascarini L, Coombes DM, Cliff S, Booth PW.
    Europe’s forgotten cancer, what is OMF surgery’s role?
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Mar;49(2):83-7. doi: 10.1016/ j.bjoms.2009.09.018. Epub 2010 Mar 3.
    PubMed PMID: 20202725.
  28. Walker TW, Cascarini L, Brennan PA.
    Educational paper: research in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Dec;48(8):629-32. doi: 10.1016/ j.bjoms.2009.10.007. Epub 2009 Nov 3.
    PubMed PMID: 19889491.
  29. Sadiq Z, Coombes DM, Cascarini L, Brennan PA.
    Orthognathic surgery and related papers published in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2008-2009.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jul;48(5):364-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2010.01.002. Epub 2010 Jan 18. Review.
    PubMed PMID: 20083329.
  30. Garg M, Cascarini L, Coombes DM, Walsh S, Tsarouchi D, Bentley R, Brennan PA, Dhariwal DK.
    Multicentre study of operating time and inpatient stay for orthognathic surgery.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jul;48(5):360-3. doi: 10.1016/ j.bjoms.2009.08.035. Epub 2009 Nov 6.
    PubMed PMID: 19896756.
  31. Sadiq Z, Cascarini L, Norris PM.
    Trans-tracheostomy suction technique to reduce lower airways contamination from oropharyngeal secretions.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jul;48(5):388. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2009.08.004. Epub 2009 Sep 3. PubMed PMID: 19732998.
  32. Ghazali N, Cascarini L, Norris P, Barrett AW, Lavery KM.
    Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) of the cheek.
    Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Jul;110(1):e26-31. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2009.10.053. PubMed PMID: 20610292.
  33. Stewart SB, Oeppen RS, Cascarini L, Brennan PA.
    Educational article: what gets accepted for presentation?–a study of submitted abstracts for the 2009 BAOMS Conference.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jun;48(4):297-300. doi: 10.1016/ j.bjoms.2009.12.008. Epub 2010 Jan 20. PubMed PMID: 20089335.
  34. Brennan PA, Mitchell DA, Walker TW, Cascarini L, Oeppen RS.
    Short communication articles published in BJOMS during 2008-2009–an analysis of types of submission and subject material.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Apr;48(3):167-72. doi: 10.1016/ j.bjoms.2010.01.008. Epub 2010 Feb 12.
    PubMed PMID: 20153571.
  35. Collard B, Johnson S, Cascarini L, Lee S.
    Pseudoseizures and surgery.
    Br Dent J. 2010 Jan 9;208(1):3-4. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.6.
    PubMed PMID: 20057434.
  36. Cascarini L, Shembesh T, Coombes DM.
    A non-disease in need of a name.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Oct;47(7):572. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2009.07.013. Epub 2009 Aug 11.
    PubMed PMID: 19674820.
  37. Brennan PA, Shekar K, McLeod N, Puxeddu R, Cascarini L.
    A synopsis of oncology and oncology-related papers published in the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2007-2008.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Oct;47(7):515-20. doi: 10.1016/ j.bjoms.2009.06.227. Epub 2009 Aug 7. Review.
    PubMed PMID: 19665266.
  38. Cascarini L, McGurk M.
    Epidemiology of salivary gland infections.
    Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;21(3):353-7. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2009.05.004. Review.
    PubMed PMID: 19608052.
  39. Cascarini L, Cameron MG.
    Bilateral TMJ dislocation in a 23-month-old infant: a case report.
    Dent Update. 2009 Jun;36(5):312-3.
    PubMed PMID: 19585855.
  40. Walker T, Modayil P, Cascarini L, Collyer J.
    Dog bite- fracture of the mandible in a 9 month old infant: a case report.
    Cases J. 2009 Jan 12;2(1):44. doi: 10.1186/1757- 1626-2-44.
    PubMed PMID: 19138425; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2630302.
  41. Tighe DF, Cascarini L, Collyer J.
    Jaw fracture as a result of dog bite in a 9-month-old infant.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2009;2009:bcr2006038588. doi: 10.1136/bcr.2006.038588. Epub 2009 Jan 8.
    PubMed PMID: 21687058; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3034824.
  42. Walker TW, Modayil PC, Cascarini L, Williams L, Duncan SM, Ward-Booth P.
    Retrospective review of donor site complications after harvest of cancellous bone from the anteriomedial tibia.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jan;47(1):20-2. doi: 10.1016/ j.bjoms.2008.05.014. Epub 2008 Aug 3.
    PubMed PMID: 18676069.
  43. Cascarini L, Monteiro MJ, Collard BR, Lyons AJ.
    Simple technique to prevent twisting of the perforating vessels in an anterolateral thigh flap.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Dec;46(8):694-5. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.03.016. Epub 2008 May 21.
    PubMed PMID: 18499315.
  44. Cooper N, Cascarini L.
    Maxillary etymologies.
    Br Dent J. 2008 Oct 11;205(7):393-4. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2008.844.
    PubMed PMID: 18849942.
  45. Coombes D, Cascarini L, Booth PW.
    Carcinoma of the midline dorsum of the tongue.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Sep;46(6):485-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2007.11.022. Epub 2008 Apr 3.
    PubMed PMID: 18387722.
  46. Cascarini L, Ward Booth P.
    Use of the Smith’s spreader as an alternative to periosteal stripping in mandibular advancement.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Mar;46(2):166. Epub 2007 Aug 6.
    PubMed PMID: 17681407.
  47. Frafjord R, Cascarini L, Brown AE. Walter Whitehead:
    A brief history of the man and his varnish.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Dec;45(8):622. Epub 2007 Oct 24.
    PubMed PMID: 17928112.
  48. Collard B, Lee S, Stimpson P, Cascarini L.
    Shot in the mouth.
    Br Dent J. 2007 Sep 22;203(6):291.
    PubMed PMID: 17891063.
  49. Cascarini L.
    Mandibular etymologies.
    Br Dent J. 2007 Aug 25;203(4):209-10.
    PubMed PMID: 17721481.
  50. Cascarini L, Coombes DM, Brown AE.
    Minimizing risk to the vascularity of the osteotomized fibula: a technical note.
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Aug;36(8):751. Epub 2007 May 16. Erratum in: Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Feb;37(2):201.
    PubMed PMID: 17509832.
  51. Tighe DF, Cascarini L, Collyer J.
    Jaw fracture as a result of dog bite in a 9-month-old infant.
    Emerg Med J. 2007 Jul;24(7):519.
    PubMed PMID: 17582059; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2658419.
  52. Cascarini L, Kumar A.
    Case of the month: Honey I glued the kids: tissue adhesives are not the same as “superglue”.
    Emerg Med J. 2007 Mar;24(3):228-9.
    PubMed PMID: 17351240; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2660042.
  53. Cascarini L. Offshore medical degree: are you a physician or a dentist?
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006 Jul;64(7):1177-8.
    PubMed PMID: 16781358.
  54. Cascarini L, Gilbert PM.
    Single staged, Z-plasty supported, wedge excision modification for reconstruction of auricular lesions under local anaesthesia: a technical note.
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2006 May;35(5):474; author reply 475. Epub 2006 Feb 13.
    PubMed PMID: 16473500.
  55. Cameron M, Visavadia B, Heliotis M, Shelley M, Cascarini L, Kumar M, Fan K, Mills C, Swinson B, Hodges S, Bridle C, Walsh S, Leiw C, Coombes D, Shah N, Norris P, McKenzie J, Collyer J, Antscherl J, Bisase B, Chin-Shong D.
    OMFS training revisited.
    Br Dent J. 2006 Apr 8;200(7):361-2; author reply 361-2.
    PubMed PMID: 16607299.
  56. Cascarini L.
    Isolated exceptions.
    Br Dent J. 2006 Mar 11;200(5):242.
    PubMed PMID: 16528301.
  57. Cascarini L, Irani M.
    Surviving a clinical exam: a guide for candidates.
    J R Soc Med. 2005 Apr;98(4):174-7. Review.
    PubMed PMID: 15805564; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1079447.
  58. Cascarini L, Brown AE.
    Burkitt’s lymphoma: an unusual cause of lip numbness.
    Dent Update. 2005 Mar;32(2):97-8, 100.
    PubMed PMID: 15819153.
  59. Cascarini L, Cameron M.
    Bilateral dislocation of temporomandibular joints in a child: easily missed with the dummy in.
    Postgrad Med J. 2005 Feb;81(952):82.
    PubMed PMID: 15701737; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1743198.
  60. Cascarini L, MacBean A.
    Charity runners should be warned of dangers of consuming alcohol after the race.
    Br J Sports Med. 2004 Oct;38(5):643.
    PubMed PMID: 15388559; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1724922.
  61. Cascarini L, Lowe DG.
    Surviving a viva: a guide for candidates. J R Soc Med. 2004 Oct;97(10):498-500.
    PubMed PMID: 15459267; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1079624.
  62. Imam S, Buchanan GN, Cascarini L, Parker MC.
    The Parker knife: a useful adjunct for excision of the rectum.
    Colorectal Dis. 2003 Nov;5(6):587.
    PubMed PMID: 14617247.
  63. Cascarini L.
    Surgical training programme.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002 Jun;40(3):265.
    PubMed PMID: 12054727.
  64. Cascarini L, Bleetman T.
    Head and neck stabbing injuries.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1995 Feb;33(1):63.
    PubMed PMID: 7718532.
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.

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:

Maxillofacial Surgery 3rd Edition

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.