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Subtotal parotidectomy in the treatment of chronic sialadenitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6666958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chronic recurrent parotitis can be disabling, and often requires surgery for its resolution. Twenty-one patients with chronic sialadenitis treated by subtotal parotidectomy were studied. Two patients developed transient and one significant postoperative recurrent parotitis, and two patients had salivary fistulas. There were no instances of permanent facial nerve weakness. Parotidectomy in patients with severe chronic sialadenitis risks injury to the facial nerve. When the nerve is indistinguishable from surrounding scar, subtotal parotidectomy would appear to be preferable to total parotidectomy in select patients. Total parotidectomy is the procedure of choice for elimination of chronic sialadenitis when it can be performed with minimal risk to the facial nerve.
P W Schultz; J E Woods
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1983 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-23     Completed Date:  1984-03-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Parotid Gland / surgery*
Parotitis / etiology
Postoperative Complications
Salivary Gland Diseases / surgery*
Salivary Gland Fistula / etiology
Sialadenitis / surgery*

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