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Total parotidectomy: A total parotidectomy is the surgical removal 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). The facial nerve is left intact if possible, but other tissues surrounding the parotid gland may need to be removed to completely excise the tumor or diseased cells.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Total parotidectomy:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Total parotidectomy may include:
Possible surgical complications of Total parotidectomy may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent. Complications with facial paralysis often resolve within a year.
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Total parotidectomy) include:
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