New minimally invasive approach for the removal of parotid tumors

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Glándula Parótida

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...

¿En qué consiste el neuroestimulador del nervio facial?

La musculatura de la mímica facial la dirige, principalmente, el nervio facial. Ciertas cirugías de cabeza y cuello, como la extirpación de tumores o parotidectomía -extirpación parcial o total de la glándula parótida- , pueden comprometer la integridad de este nervio, por lo que en el Instituto Maxilofacial se utiliza un neuroestimulador. Se trata de...