Purpose:To determine whether the deep location of a parotid gland neoplasm is specific risk factor for facial nerve paralysis after parotidectomy. Methods:We retrospectively reviewed 88 patients, including 59 with a benign superficial neoplasm of the parotid treated by superficial parotidectomy (group 1); 5 with a benign deep neoplasm treated by total parotidectomy (group 2); 20 with a malignant superficial neoplasm treated by total parotidectomy (group 3); and 4 with a malignant deep neoplasm treated by total parotidectomy (group 4). Results:Temporary facial nerve paralysis developed in 10.3%, 20%, 10%, and 50% of groups, 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Permanent facial nerve paralysis developed in 0%, 0%, 10% and 50% of groups 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Conclusion:The risk factor associated with nerve damage resulting from surgery for parotid neoplasms were malignancy and deep localization. However, the deep location of a benign tumor was not a major risk factor for permanent paralysis.

Facial nerve function after parotidectomy for neoplasms with deep localization / Marchesi, Maurizio; Biffoni, Marco; Stefano, Trinchi; Valeria, Turriziani; Campana, Francesco Paolo. - In: SURGERY TODAY. - ISSN 0941-1291. - 36:4(2006), pp. 308-311. [10.1007/s00595-005-3146-9]

Facial nerve function after parotidectomy for neoplasms with deep localization

MARCHESI, Maurizio;BIFFONI, Marco;CAMPANA, Francesco Paolo
2006

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Purpose:To determine whether the deep location of a parotid gland neoplasm is specific risk factor for facial nerve paralysis after parotidectomy. Methods:We retrospectively reviewed 88 patients, including 59 with a benign superficial neoplasm of the parotid treated by superficial parotidectomy (group 1); 5 with a benign deep neoplasm treated by total parotidectomy (group 2); 20 with a malignant superficial neoplasm treated by total parotidectomy (group 3); and 4 with a malignant deep neoplasm treated by total parotidectomy (group 4). Results:Temporary facial nerve paralysis developed in 10.3%, 20%, 10%, and 50% of groups, 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Permanent facial nerve paralysis developed in 0%, 0%, 10% and 50% of groups 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Conclusion:The risk factor associated with nerve damage resulting from surgery for parotid neoplasms were malignancy and deep localization. However, the deep location of a benign tumor was not a major risk factor for permanent paralysis.
2006
parotid gland · parotidectomy · facial nerve paralysis
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Facial nerve function after parotidectomy for neoplasms with deep localization / Marchesi, Maurizio; Biffoni, Marco; Stefano, Trinchi; Valeria, Turriziani; Campana, Francesco Paolo. - In: SURGERY TODAY. - ISSN 0941-1291. - 36:4(2006), pp. 308-311. [10.1007/s00595-005-3146-9]
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