Rehabilitation of a parotidectomy patient - A systematic approach

Oleg N. Militsakh, Jeremy A. Sanderson, Derrick Lin, Mark K. Wax

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Abstract

Parotidectomy is a common surgical procedure. Resultant contour defect, Frey's syndrome, and facial nerve rehabilitation deserve special consideration. Microsurgical techniques provide unparallel advantage for reconstruction of large-volume defects. Same-stage reconstruction of the defect is advocated and often beneficial to the patient. The importance of full communication between the extirpative and reconstructive surgeon cannot be underscored. Often, institutional and personal biases must be overcome to provide best quality care for the patient. This article provides a comprehensive review of the medical literature on the subject and contrives a systematic approach to the use of various reconstructive techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1361
Number of pages13
JournalHead and Neck
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Facial nerve
  • facial paralysis
  • free flap
  • microvascular reconstruction
  • nerve graft
  • neurorrhaphy
  • parotid surgery
  • parotidectomy; frey's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Militsakh, O. N., Sanderson, J. A., Lin, D., & Wax, M. K. (2013). Rehabilitation of a parotidectomy patient - A systematic approach. Head and Neck, 35(9), 1349-1361. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.23095

Rehabilitation of a parotidectomy patient - A systematic approach. / Militsakh, Oleg N.; Sanderson, Jeremy A.; Lin, Derrick; Wax, Mark K.

In: Head and Neck, Vol. 35, No. 9, 01.09.2013, p. 1349-1361.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Militsakh, ON, Sanderson, JA, Lin, D & Wax, MK 2013, 'Rehabilitation of a parotidectomy patient - A systematic approach', Head and Neck, vol. 35, no. 9, pp. 1349-1361. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.23095
Militsakh ON, Sanderson JA, Lin D, Wax MK. Rehabilitation of a parotidectomy patient - A systematic approach. Head and Neck. 2013 Sep 1;35(9):1349-1361. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.23095
Militsakh, Oleg N. ; Sanderson, Jeremy A. ; Lin, Derrick ; Wax, Mark K. / Rehabilitation of a parotidectomy patient - A systematic approach. In: Head and Neck. 2013 ; Vol. 35, No. 9. pp. 1349-1361.
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