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An audit of parotidectomy in Singapore: a review of 31 cases.
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PMID:  14569749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A series of 31 consecutive parotidectomies was evaluated. FNAC could differentiate tumour from non tumour in 72.8% of cases. For actual histology, FNAC was correct in 66.6%. Frozen section was correct in differentiating between benign, malignant and inflammatory conditions in all cases. Eighty-eight percent of frozen section histology concurred with final histology. The immediate postoperative period had 13 cases of facial nerve dysfunction, but only 3 cases had residual weakness. The branch most commonly affected was the mandibular branch (92.3%). Two patients had Frey's syndrome and one had a traumatic neuroma. FNAC and CT scans improve preoperative planning, providing histological evidence and the extent of the lesion.
S Y Hwang; R H Brett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-22     Completed Date:  2003-11-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Changi General Hospital, 2 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529889.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Medical Audit*
Middle Aged
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Parotid Diseases / pathology,  surgery*
Parotid Gland / pathology,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications*
Retrospective Studies

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