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Keywords:

  • Endoscopic;
  • minimal invasive surgery;
  • submandibular gland;
  • hairline;
  • ultrasonic;
  • Level of Evidence: 5.

Abstract

Objectives/Hypothesis:

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.

Methods:

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.

Results:

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.

Conclusions:

Endoscopic submandibular gland resection via a hairline incision was feasible and resulted in an excellent surgical and cosmetic outcome. Laryngoscope, 2010