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Endoscopic resection of the submandibular gland via a hairline incision: A new surgical approach

Authors

  • Chang Myeon Song MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Young Ho Jung MD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
    • Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul National University Boramae Hospital, 39, Boramae-Gil, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul 156-707, South Korea
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  • Myung-Whun Sung MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
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  • Kwang Hyun Kim MD

    1. Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
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  • The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.

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

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