Lumps and swellings of the salivary glands 2

Published on February 28, 2017   23 min

Other Talks in the Series: Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine

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This is part two of my talk on swellings and lumps arising in the salivary gland tissue. It's Professor John Langdon once again. We'll start with management of salivary gland neoplasms.
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I'm not, in this talk, talking very much about management of salivary gland diseases at all because it's not your remit but there are some important background points to make. This slide repeats what I've labored previously that the majority of tumors arise in the parotid and 75% of them are benign.
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This slide is a specimen of superficial parotidectomy, and you're looking at the deep aspect. And you can see at the edge of the specimen is the normal healthy parotid tissue of the superficial lobe. Within that, you can see a benign pleomorphic adenoma which is lobulated and is not covered by normal unaffected parotid tissue. In other words, when you dissect in the plane of the facial nerve, more often than not, the nerve is in direct contact with the tumor.
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