parotidectomy

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parotidectomy

[pə‚räd·ə′dek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Excision of a parotid gland.
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A total of 151 parotidectomies (including 42 parotidectomies undertaken for LEL lesions) were performed in 147 patients.
Historically, lymphoepithelial lesions (LELs) have been a peripheral indication for surgical intervention on the parotid gland, accounting for less than 1% of parotidectomies undertaken in most series.
Katz et al (1) in his study of 100 parotidectomies has reported five main anatomic types of branching.
Some authors recommend that compressive dressing alone be used to close fistulae after parotidectomies. (4) However, some patients require long-lasting treatment (up to 1 month) and have difficulty maintaining the compression dressing for more than a few days.
One hundred and ninety-nine parotidectomies were performed and 196 pathology reports were reviewed.
This will provide a guideline to the general surgeon while performing Parotidectomies. The location of temporal branch, buccal branch and extra parotid ramification of all branches were also explained which will help the plastic surgeons while performing surgeries in face.
She underwent bilateral superficial parotidectomies with facial nerve dissection without complication.
In a study of 400 consecutive parotidectomies at Singapore General Hospital, Chong et al found that 5 patients (1.3%) had facial nerve schwannomas.