Results of cystadenolymphoma treatment of superficial parotid gland
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Introduction: Warthin’s tumor is a non-malignant tumor that occurs in major salivary glands. Diagnostics include an interview and physical examination as well as additional tests – ultrasonography, magnetic resonance tomography, fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Surgical tumor resection remains the method of treatment, the scope of which includes techniques from extracapsular tumor resection to a full range of parotidectomy. Material and methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted for available medical records of 53 patients treated surgically at the Department of Otolaryngology and Laryngological Oncology at the Collegium Medicum of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń in 2009–2016. Each patient underwent an interview, physical examination and a routine ultrasound examination. Results of treatment of 57 tumors were analyzed. Results: The study showed that in the case of extracapsular tumor excision in 57 patients in the treatment of Warthin’s tumors of the lower pole of the parotid lobe, there were no complications in the form of: permanent paralysis or facial nerve palsy, mucocele, symptoms of Frey’s syndrome or cosmetic facial defect. Ultrasound examination performed in 8 (14%) patients revealed lesions requiring further diagnostics or periodic ultrasound monitoring. Conclusions: 1. Extracapsular tumor excision appears to be an accurate surgical technique in Warthin’s tumor of the lower pole of the parotid gland’s superficial lobe. 2. After removal of a cancerous lesion of the parotid gland, every patient requires periodic laryngological monitoring.
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