New minimally invasive approach for the removal of parotid tumors

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New minimally invasive approach for the removal of parotid tumors

The minimally invasive approach for the removal of parotid tumors was first described by our team of surgeons in the article "Minimal incision in parotidectomy" (Int.J. Oral Maxillofac, Surg., 2007; 36: 72-76). The design of this approach is in the form of "V" and requires only prearicular incisions that are continued by the fold of...

Head and neck tumors and their relationship with HPV

Classically, the risk factors associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (CECC) have been the consumption of tobacco and alcohol, however, studies developed in the US and in northern European countries have detected a decrease in the incidence of carcinomas associated to tobacco and alcohol and an increase in the incidence of...

What is the parotid gland?

Parotid glands are one of the three main types of salivary glands in the body, and they are located on the sides of the face, just in front of the ear. These glands (together with the sublingual and submaxillary glands) play a very important role: the creation of saliva, which in turn helps digestion, lubricates...

Actualidad del Virus del Papiloma Humano (VPH)

Os presentamos, a propósito de las declaraciones últimas sobre el tumor de laringe que tuvo Michael Douglas, una pequeña actualización sobre la etiología de los tumores de cavidad oral. El Virus del Papiloma Humano es un virus que afecta normalmente al tejido superficial de la piel y a las mucosas del cuerpo humano. Actualmente se conocen alrededor...