Solano Nicolás1, Linares Cano Manuel Alejandro2*, Castro Bairon3, Sarmiento Luis4 and Sanchez María Gabriela5
1D.D.S. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Department of Head, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, Hospital Coromoto, Maracaibo and Assistant Professor, Oral Surgery Post-Graduated Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
2D. D. S. Oral Surgeon, Oral Surgery Post-graduated Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
3M.D. Surgeon Oncologist, Deputy Head of the Head and Neck Unit, Oncological Surgery Service, Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo, Venezuela
4D. D. S. Oral Surgeon, Deputy of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, Dentistry Service of Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo and Associate Professor, Oral Surgery Post-Graduated Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
5D. D. S. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Postgraduate Surgery and Traumatology Oral and Maxillofacial of Hospital General del Oeste, Los Magallanes de Catia, Venezuela
*Corresponding Author: Linares Cano Manuel Alejandro, D. D. S. Oral Surgeon, Oral Surgery Post-graduated Program, School of Dentistry, Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela.
Received: September 14, 2021; Published: October 11, 2021
Purpose: To describe extracapsular dissection as a surgical technique in the treatment of tumors in the parotid gland.
Materials and Methods: A descriptive, retrospective and longitudinal study in patients with parotid neoplasms treated surgically with extracapsular dissection, within the period of November 2010 to April 2017 is presented.
Results: A total of 45 patients were included in the study, aged between 24 - 70 years with an average of 37.5 years and prevalence by the female gender. The pleomorphic adenoma was the most frequent benign pathology. The transient paresis of the VII pair in 2.2% of cases was the only complication. There was a recurrence rate of 0%.
Conclusion: The extracapsular dissection is a reliable surgical approach for parotid tumors, taking into account the low recurrence rate and minimal facial nerve injury.
Keywords: Parotid Gland; Tumor; Parotidectomy; Extracapsular Dissection
Citation: Linares Cano Manuel Alejandro., et al. “Is the Extracapsular Dissection a Reliable Alternative for the Surgical Treatment of Parotid Gland Tumors?".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.11 (2020): 11-15.
Copyright: © 2020 Linares Cano Manuel Alejandro. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.