Parotidectomy for parotid tumours: 19-year experience from The Netherlands.

@article{Debets1992ParotidectomyFP,
  title={Parotidectomy for parotid tumours: 19-year experience from The Netherlands.},
  author={J M Debets and J D Munting},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={79 11},
  pages={
          1159-61
        }
}
A total of 150 patients were treated for parotid tumours over a period of 19 years. In 94 per cent superficial or total parotidectomy was performed. Histological diagnosis of the resected specimen revealed pleomorphic adenoma in 92 patients (61 per cent), Whartin's tumour in 30 (20 per cent), various benign neoplasms in 11 (7 per cent) and malignant tumour in 17 (11 per cent). After a mean follow-up of 7.7 years, no recurrence of a benign tumour was seen. Malignant tumours recurred in five… CONTINUE READING

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