The rarity of MCC and, specifically, of those receiving therapeutic parotidectomies
limited the size of our study population.
Commonest procedure as quoted by Leverstein H et al was 'partial' superficial parotidectomies
(53.25%) followed by 'total' superficial parotidectomies
(24.79%) and total parotidectomies
(3.25%) during management.
Additionally, the company's new device clearance will allow for additional uses in thyroidectomies, parotidectomies
and additional open ENT procedures.
Historically, lymphoepithelial lesions (LELs) have been a peripheral indication for surgery on the parotid gland, accounting for less than 1% of all parotidectomies
Malignant melanomas involving the parotid gland are rather unusual, despite the fact that they constitute approximately 15% of all malignant neoplasms and a quarter of the malignant melanomas arise in the head and neck region. In a series of 250 consecutive parotidectomies
examined in one large series, 25% of all tumors discovered in the gland represented metastatic malignant neoplasms, the majority of which were squamous cell carcinoma. In similar-sized studies of metastatic lesions to the gland, approximately 80% of tumors have been either carcinomas or melanomas.[3-6]
Katz et al (1) after 100 parotidectomies
. They have described 5 main anatomic types.
Parotid fistulae do not generally occur as a complication of parotidectomies
. Their management can be difficult, and several methods of treatment have been attempted.
A review of all parotidectomies
performed by a single surgeon over a period of 10 years (1994-2004) in Cape Town, South Africa, is presented.