European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 273, Issue 10, pp 3269–3275 | Cite as

Modified facelift incision for partial parotidectomy versus bayonet-shaped incision: a comparison using visual analog scale

  • Olcay Cem Bulut
  • Peter Plinkert
  • Philippe A. Federspil
Head and Neck

Abstract

The aim of this study is to show differences between a modified facelift incision (MFI) for partial parotidectomy versus a bayonet-shaped incision (BSI). 24 patients presenting with a parotid tumor were surgically treated with a partial parotidectomy using a MFI. We generated a “matched pair control group” regarding age, tumor size and gender, who received a BSI. A questionnaire was sent to all patients and relevant data reviewed. The cosmetic satisfaction on a VAS with a MFI was 9.74 (±0.47) compared to BSI with 7.63 (±2.44, p = 0.004). The scoring in the two subgroups “visible scar” and “people noticed my surgery” was significantly better in the MFI group The postoperative skin numbness, skin depression, facial nerve function postoperatively showed no statistical differences. The MFI for parotid tumors has a better outcome than the BSI regarding cosmetic satisfaction and visible scarring.

Keywords

Modified facelift incision Visual analog scale Parotidectomy Retroauricular hairline incision Parotid gland 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors have no other funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olcay Cem Bulut
    • 1
  • Peter Plinkert
    • 1
  • Philippe A. Federspil
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyUniversity Hospital HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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