Novice’s Sojourn to Parotid Surgery
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Salivary gland tumors are rare, comprising less than 3% of all neoplasia of head and neck region. Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common salivary gland tumor, accounting for 60–80% of benign tumors of salivary glands, which predominantly affect the superficial lobe of the parotid gland. The “pleomorphic” nature of the tumor can be explained on the basis of its epithelial and connective tissue origin. Usually they are found as solitary unilateral, firm and mobile, painless, slow growing mass. The tumor has a female predilection between 30 and 50 years of age. Utmost care is to be taken to preserve the facial nerve while performing superficial or total parotidectomy. We present 10 cases of pleomorphic adenoma of parotid gland over period of 2 years, highlighting the prognosis following surgical management.
KeywordsBenign mixed tumor Parotid gland Pleomorphic adenoma Parotidectomy
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Dr. C.V. Srinivas and Dr. C. Shivani declared that they have no conflict of interest.
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