Parotid Surgery Research Paper

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Parotid neoplasms represent 3% of all head and neck tumors. About 85% of the parotid gland tissue is located lateral to the facial nerve, i.e. the superficial lobe. Tumors occur equally in the tissue of both lobes so most of the tumors are superficial to the facial nerve(1). The majority of parotid masses are benign pleomorphic adenomas that rarely recur, leaving a large group of patients healthy after their parotid surgery, with some desiring aesthetic improvement in their facial appearance(2). Surgery is the treatment of choice, with options ranging from simple enucleation to radical parotidectomy. Total or superficial parotidectomies are thought to be unnecessary for preventing recurrence in the majority of cases depending on the histology

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