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Head and Neck
Endoscopic resection of the submandibular gland via a hairline incision: A new surgical approach†
Article first published online: 20 APR 2010
Copyright © 2010 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 120, Issue 5, pages 970–974, May 2010
How to Cite
Song, C. M., Jung, Y. H., Sung, M.-W. and Kim, K. H. (2010), Endoscopic resection of the submandibular gland via a hairline incision: A new surgical approach. The Laryngoscope, 120: 970–974. doi: 10.1002/lary.20865
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2010
- Article first published online: 20 APR 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 JAN 2010
- minimal invasive surgery;
- submandibular gland;
- Level of Evidence: 5.
Submandibular gland excision is traditionally performed by the transcervical approach. To avoid or reduce visible scarring and nerve injury, diverse innovative surgical trials have been reported. Here we report a patient who had an endoscopic submandibular gland resection via a hairline incision.
A 36-year-old woman presented with a right submandibular gland tumor that was found on a routine check-up. The submandibular gland was resected under endoscopic assistance via a posterior hairline incision using an ultrasonic scalpel.
The resection was successful, causing no acute complications, such as neural injury, hematoma, or seroma formation. The incision scar healed with an excellent cosmetic result.
Endoscopic submandibular gland resection via a hairline incision was feasible and resulted in an excellent surgical and cosmetic outcome. Laryngoscope, 2010