parotidectomy


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parotidectomy

[pə‚räd·ə′dek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Excision of a parotid gland.
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Until 2003, LELs were the commonest indication for undertaking parotidectomy, accounting for 34.3% of all parotidectomies undertaken between 1998 and 2003.
Eventually, surgical management with parotidectomy was essential for diagnosis and treatment.
All occurred in patients with superficial parotidectomy. None in superficial parotidectomy, normal function returned in 4-6 months.
The details of the surgical management of these patients is beyond the purpose of this article, but contemporary lateral skull base, parotidectomy, and facial nerve reconstructive techniques were used and tailored according to the tumor size, location, histology, and postresection facial nerve status.
As clinically and with FNAC findings, all cases appeared to be benign, so superficial parotidectomy was done in all the cases.
The incidence of permanent facial nerve paralysis in this study was 2.5% and that happened only after ma- lignant tumor surgery which is less than that reported by other studies (5%).13,14,15 This may be due to higher incidence of employing lumpectomy and superficial parotidectomy rather than total parotidectomy.
Dr Van Lierop and Professor Fagan reply: We would like to thank Professors Theron and Du Toit for bringing their previous publications regarding parotid pathology to our attention, as a PUBMED search using the search terms: 'Parotidectomy', 'Parotid tumours', 'South Africa' and 'Southern Africa' only revealed case reports, series on specific parotid tumours, and smaller series on subgroups of the southern African population.
In view of these clinical findings, a superficial parotidectomy with facial nerve monitoring and preservation was planned.
Our study population was made up of 14 patients--13 men and 1 woman, aged 62 to 87years (mean: 75.9)--who underwent a parotidectomy for the diagnosis of MCC over a period of 10 years and 9 months.
During treatment 12.5% cases had undergone enucleation procedure and 52.5% cases had undergone Superficial Parotidectomy. Total Parotidectomy done in 20% cases.
Considering the size of the mass, which had replaced the entire gland, a total parotidectomy was performed.