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Title: A review of parotid tumours and their management: a ten-year-experience
Authors: Shashinder, Singh ;Tang, I.P.;Velayutham, P.;Prepageran, N.;Gopala, K.G.;Kuljit, S.;Anura, M.M.;Chong, S.Y.
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Source: Volume 64, Issue 1, pp. 31 - 33
Journal title: The Medical Journal of Malaysia
Abstract: To review the demographics, management and outcome of patients undergoing parotidectomy at a tertiary center. A total of 76 patients who underwent parotidectomies from January 1996 to December 2005 at the ORL department of our center were reviewed. All clinical, operative, postoperative, histology data were gathered and reviewed. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was diagnostic in 90% of patients with a sensitivity of 76% and specificity of 96%. Twenty-one patients had malignant tumours and the rest had benign or inflammatory lesions. There were a total of 48 superficial and 28 total parotidectomies performed. Facial nerve palsy occurred in 30 (39%) patients with 4% permanent palsy and 35% temporary palsy. The recurrence rate of pleomorphic adenoma was 2.6%. FNAC and CT scan were performed prior to the surgery were useful guidance in planning the operation but clinical judgment is more important. The most common surgery performed was superficial parotidectomy and the most common cause was due to pleomorphic adenoma. The incidence of complications and recurrence of tumour are comparable to other international studies. Prior knowledge of anatomy and careful planning is needed to decrease the incidence of facial nerve palsy.
ISSN: 0300-5283
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Cancer
Study or Trial: Reviews/Systematic Reviews
Appears in Collections:Oncology / Cancer

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