Parotid duct injury: is immediate surgical repair necessary?


This prospective study investigated the outcome for non-operative management of parotid duct injuries in 19 patients with injury confirmed by the methylene blue method. Nine (47 per cent) healed without complications. Short-term salivary fistulas complicated seven (36.8 per cent) wounds and a sialocele occurred in four (21.1 per cent). All complications… (More)


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