Postoperative sialadenitis following retromastoid suboccipital craniectomy for posterior fossa tumor

Abstract

During retromastoid and far-lateral posterior fossa surgical approaches the head may be positioned at the extreme limits of rotation and extension. In rare instances, patients may develop acute sialadenitis after surgery as a consequence of such positioning. In those patients, the neck/facial swelling is contralateral to the craniectomy site. The mechanism… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00540-009-0807-7

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