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The most striking change in the surgical attack on lesions of the parotid gland in the last 10 years has been the trend toward the replacement of enucleation of pathological swellings without formal exposure of the facial nerve by techniques in which the facial nerve and its branches are deliberately exposed and preserved as a preliminary to bold, wide, and often total removal of the gland. Patey458 described the techniques of conservative and radical parotidectomy in detail. Conservative parotidectomy provides a weapon for dealing with cases of recurrent parotitis. This is a good article written by someone who appreciates and understands parotid surgery.Devine, Figi, and Beahrs459 hoped for fewer recurring parotid tumors in the future because of the wide acceptance of the belief that every parotid tumor should be removed early and the general practice of wide surgical exposure of the
DEVINE KD. Tumors of the Nose and Throat: Summaries of the Bibliographic Material Available for the Years 1953 to 1956. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1958;68(1):50–94. doi:10.1001/archotol.1958.00730020054009
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