Esthetic and functional reconstruction after parotidectomy in pediatric patients - A case series

Lucas M. Bryant*, David Cognetti, Adam Baker, Sudeep Roy, Douglas R. Johnston, Joseph Curry, Howard Krein

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Abstract

Parotidectomy is a mainstay of treatment for benign and malignant parotid lesions in children and adults. Depending on surgical methods used and tumor size, parotidectomy may result in significant facial disfigurement as well as functional challenges. We describe a series of four pediatric patients, ages 13-16 who presented to our clinic with a parotid mass. All patients underwent parotidectomy with immediate reconstruction by local tissue rearrangement or free fat graft. Esthetic and functional reconstruction after parotidectomy is not well described in pediatric otolaryngology literature. A review of current literature and description of reconstructive methods is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2442-2445
Number of pages4
JournalInternational journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Volume79
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Adipose autograft
  • Fat graft
  • Parotid neoplasm
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric
  • Superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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