Superficial Parotidectomy Via Facelift Incision

PJFM Lohuis, ML Tan, K Bonte, MWM van den Brekel, AJM Balm, HB Vermeersch

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The stigma of a Visually prominent facial scar following parotid surgery can be distressing to a young patient. The surgical technique of parotidectomy via a facelift incision is described and evaluated. Thirty patients with a benign lesion of the parotid gland underwent a partial superficial parotidectomy via a modified facelift incision. After operation, all patients had excellent cosmesis and complete function of the facial nerve. The facelift incision provides adequate exposure of the parotid gland for (partial) superficial parotidectomy. It can be offered as an alternative to a select group of patients who present with a small, mobile tumor in the tail of the parotid gland and an explicit request for an invisible postoperative scar.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Otology Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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