DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20150583

A case series of superficial parotidectomy under local anesthesia

I. D. Singh, J. R. Galagali, Maj Abhipsa Hota

Abstract


Superficial parotidectomy is the biopsy procedure of choice for all parotid neoplasm’s as well as therapeutic choice for small low-grade malignancies. The key to successful parotid surgery is identification of the facial nerve. It is usually done under general anesthesia (GA).The main focus in this procedure is to remove entire superficial parotid gland along with a disease and at the same time preventing any iatrogenic injury to facial nerve and its peripheral branches which supplies over the face. We present three cases of superficial parotidectomies done under local anesthesia technique. The objectives of these reports are to discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of these growths surgically under local as an alternative method or when it is desired under some special circumstances and the merits. This technique may avoid the use of facial nerve monitor.


Keywords


Superficial parotidectomy, Pleomorphic adenoma, Warthin’s tumor, Local anesthesia

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