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Parotidectomy under local anesthesia-report of 7 cases.
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PMID:  23218115     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: Parotidectomy is usually carried out under general anesthesia. We reported our early experience of performing parotidectomy under local anesthesia.
STUDY DESIGN: Case series reviewed.
SETTING: Head and neck services of a regional hospital. PATIENTS, INTERVENTION, AND RESULTS: Seven patients underwent parotidectomy under local anesthesia. The indications were high risk for general anesthesia due to co-morbidity in 2 patients and personal preference for the rest. The operations were performed by retrograde facial nerve dissection after superficial cervical plexus block and incision wound infiltration with local anesthetics. There was no conversion to general anesthesia. Six operations were carried out in the setting of ambulatory procedure and were discharged on the same day. Transient mild facial paresis occurred in 2 patients.
CONCLUSION: Parotidectomy under local anesthesia can be conducted successfully and avoid the adverse effect of general anesthesia.
Tam-Lin Chow; Chi-Yee Choi; Siu-Ho Lam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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