parotidectomy


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parotidectomy

[pə‚räd·ə′dek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Excision of a parotid gland.
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All occurred in patients with superficial parotidectomy.
Before concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy, a total parotidectomy is recommended as a treatment for metastasis of parotid glands in literature because facial nerve function may not be preserved well enough under unsatisfactory locoregional control; on the other hand, if the facial nerve has been involved in a metastatic NPC lesion of parotid glands, radiotherapy deserves consideration before surgery because more or less postoperative facial nerve palsy might be inevitable after surgical intervention.
3) Superficial parotidectomy for pleomorphic adenoma is the most frequent operation performed.
He had a superficial parotidectomy with facial nerve dissection and an upper neck dissection.
After excluding the possible distal metastasis, we performed total parotidectomy of the left parotid gland and selective neck dissection of the left neck Level II.
If pleomorphic adenoma is located in the superficial lobe of the parotid gland, an effective way of treatment is superficial parotidectomy.
Surgery in form of superficial or deep parotidectomy (partial or complete) is the mainstay of treatment; however unresectable parotid metastasis can be offered palliative radiation therapy for symptoms control5.
The platysma myocutaneous flap (PMF) for reconstruction of defects after extended parotidectomy.
We report a case of sebaceous carcinoma of right parotid gland of a 51 years old female patient diagnosed on histopathological examination following superficial parotidectomy.
Several surgical approaches have been described for masseteric VM including cheek skin incision, peroral incision, parotidectomy incision, modified standard parotidectomy incision and face-lift-type incision.