Superficial parotidectomy is the name given to the surgery done for the treatment of parotid tumors. Since the facial nerve divides the parotid gland into superficial and deep lobes, removal of the portion of the gland anterior to the facial nerve i.e. superficial the lobe is called superficial parotidectomy.
Superficial parotidectomy by Superficial Parotidectomy Surgeon in Pune is done in the treatment of benign tumors of the parotid glands like pleomorphic adenoma or Warthin’s tumor and for the treatment of malignant tumors like adenoid cystic carcinoma or mucoepidermoid carcinoma.
Superficial parotidectomy is done through a small incision in front of the neck and curving down behind the earlobe.
Since the facial nerve traverses through the parotid gland and divides into different branches within the gland, it is important to identify and preserve the branches during superficial parotidectomy.
In superficial parotidectomy, it is important to remove the complete tumor along with a small margin of normal tissue in order to minimize the chances of tumor recurrence.
After superficial parotidectomy done by Superficial Parotidectomy Surgeon in Pune, it is possible that facial nerve weakness may manifest temporarily as asymmetry in the face or difficulty in speech and swallowing.
With better surgical techniques by the Superficial Parotidectomy Surgeon in Pune, better instrumentation improved imaging of the gland and better understanding of the anatomy superficial parotidectomy has become a safe surgery with minimum cosmetic complications.
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