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Treatment of Warthin's tumor by enucleation.
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PMID:  3177754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among 162 patients with Warthin's tumor, 113 had removal by enucleation. The others, in whom parotidectomy and facial nerve dissection were performed, were not suspected of having Warthin's tumor preoperatively or had tumor too close to the facial nerve to be safely enucleated. Patients were generally older and more likely to be male than patients with other benign parotid tumors. Fifteen patients had multiple Warthin's tumors at the time of initial presentation; in an additional 12 patients, Warthin's tumor developed in the opposite parotid gland after the initial operation. In only two patients did an additional tumor develop in a gland from which a Warthin's tumor had previously been enucleated. No permanent injuries to the facial nerve occurred. Because of the safety and efficacy with which enucleation can be performed and because the risk of malignant transformation of Warthin's tumors is extremely small, we believe that enucleation is the treatment of choice in most cases.
K S Heller; J N Attie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  156     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  1988 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-15     Completed Date:  1988-11-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Adenolymphoma / surgery*
Facial Nerve / surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Parotid Gland / surgery*
Parotid Neoplasms / surgery*

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