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Clinical Study of Parotid Gland Tumors

Chin Ho Yoon, Han Joong Kim
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Department of Plastic Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015

Abstract

The proper management of parotid gland tumors demands through knowledge of the anatomy of the involved region, a good understanding of the histopathology of all types of parotid gland tumors. and a thorough. well-planned operative technique.

Author reviewed a total of 78 patients of parotid gland tumors who had been admitted and treated in Ewha Medical Center during the period from 1985 to 1990.

The following results were obtained.

1) Female was affected 1.52 times more than males, and the most frequent age group was 4th and 5th decades.

2) The most common tumor of the parotid gland was pleomorphic adenoma(begin mixed tumor) with the incidence of 87.2% of all parotid gland tumors.

3) The benign tumors had slightly longer than malignant tumors.

4) The most frequent type of surgery performed for all parotid gland tumors was superficial parotidectomy.

5) Postoperative complications included facial nerve palsy that was 33.3% of all parotid gland tumor surgery.

6) The recurrence rate was 2.6%.



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