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Variation's in the use of SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) to prevent Frey's syndrome after parotidectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8912087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since 1979, the SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) has been used in over 100 parotidectomies to ameliorate the sunken facial appearance, and to prevent Frey's Syndrome. The procedure involves a rhytidectomy incision followed by variations including superior rotation, posterior advancement and plication of the SMAS. Appropriateness of such variations considers the defect from the surgery, and the histology of the tumor.
R Moulton-Barrett; G Allison; I Rappaport
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1996 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-19     Completed Date:  1997-02-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Irvine Medical Center, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Muscle, Skeletal / transplantation*
Parotid Gland / surgery*
Parotid Neoplasms / surgery
Postoperative Complications / prevention & control*
Surgical Flaps / methods*
Sweat Glands / innervation
Sweating, Gustatory / prevention & control*

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