Parotidectomy with Facial Nerve Dissection (see sample operative note at bottom of protocol). return to: Salivary Gland Surgery Protocols.
Parotidectomy has well-documented post-operative complications. Dissection of the facial nerve branches can be challenging even under.
Antegrade versus retrograde facial nerve dissection in benign parotid surgery: Is there a difference in postoperative outcomes? A meta-analysis.
The extratemporal facial nerve and its branches pass through the parotid gland and supply motor innervation to the muscles of facial.
A parotidectomy is the surgical excision (removal) of the parotid gland, the major and largest of facial nerve. Facial nerve excised in addition to parotid gland.