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Superficial parotidectomy

Superficial parotidectomy

Superficial parotidectomy: A superficial parotidectomy is the surgical removal of the superficial part of the parotid gland, which is a large salivary gland that lies near the facial nerve (there are two parotid glands, one on each side of face near the ear).

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Superficial parotidectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Superficial parotidectomy:

  • Parotid gland tumor, benign and malignant
  • Parotid gland infection

Anesthetic Requirements for Superficial parotidectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Superficial parotidectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Superficial parotidectomy

Possible surgical complications of Superficial parotidectomy may include:

  • Facial nerve damage (facial weakness)
  • Facial flushing and sweating (Frey's syndrome)
  • Auricular nerve damage
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Salivary gland fistula (channel)
  • Parotid gland cancer recurrence
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Superficial parotidectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent. Complications with facial paralysis often resolve within a year.

Superficial parotidectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Superficial parotidectomy: Seven to ten days.

Superficial parotidectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Superficial parotidectomy) include:

  • Supraneural parotidectomy
  • Parotidectomy

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