Enucleated parotid tumours
Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2005
Copyright © 1988 British Journal of Surgery Society Ltd.
British Journal of Surgery
Volume 75, Issue 8, pages 764–766, August 1988
How to Cite
Maynard, J. D. (1988), Enucleated parotid tumours. Br J Surg, 75: 764–766. doi: 10.1002/bjs.1800750814
- Issue online: 8 DEC 2005
- Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 MAR 1988
- Frequent recurrence;
- early reoperation;
- pleomorphic adenoma
Five pleomorphic, one monomorphic adenoma and one acinic cell lower pole parotid tumours were thought to be lymph nodes and enucleated. Wide excision of the operative site within 2 months revealed microscopic recurrence in three cases. Three carcinomas were enucleated and two had recurred rapidly. It is suggested that such cases of inadvertent enucleation should undergo wide resection of the operative site with nerve dissection.