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Extracapsular Dissection versus Superficial Parotidectomy for Treatment of Benign Parotid Tumors

1Department of Surgery, Assiut University, Egypt

2Department of Surgical Oncology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Global Journal of Surgery. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 2, 27-30
DOI: 10.12691/js-3-2-3
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

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Mohamed Korany, Ahmed Said. Extracapsular Dissection versus Superficial Parotidectomy for Treatment of Benign Parotid Tumors. Global Journal of Surgery. 2015; 3(2):27-30. doi: 10.12691/js-3-2-3.

Correspondence to: Mohamed  Korany, Department of Surgery, Assiut University, Egypt. Email:


Objective: The current study aimed to compare extracapsular dissection (ED) versus superficial parotidectomy (SP) in surgical treatment of benign parotid tumors. Methodology: Thirty two patients with benign parotid tumors were included in this study. The patients divided into two groups: the ED group (16) patients (5 males and 11 females) and SP group 16 patients (7 males and 9 females). Patients were followed up for 2 years. Results: Sixteen were included in (ED) group and 16 in (SP) group, twelve patients were males (37.5%) and 20 patients were females (62.5%). The mean age was 47.2 years (range 21 to 69 years) in both groups. No complications developed in (ED) group except wound infections in 2 patients (12.5%). Many cases complicated in (SP) group: two cases of temporary facial paresis, (12.5%), 3 cases of salivary fistula (18.7%), 10 cases (62.5) of cosmetic deformity in the form of depressions in the parotid region and one patient (6.2%) developed Frey's syndrome. No recurrence in either group. Conclusion: Extracapsular dissection is safe and reliable procedure compared to superficial parotidectomy with reduced morbidity and good cosmetic results.