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November 1970

Surgery for Nonneoplastic Parotid Disease

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich
From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1970;92(5):463-467. doi:10.1001/archotol.1970.04310050045007

The management of nonneoplastic parotid disease is reviewed. A variety of inflammatory diseases have been treated with success surgically. Surgery is generally reserved for those cases where conservative clinical measures have failed. Chronic inflammatory disease may simulate a parotid tumor, and in selected cases, excision with preservation of the facial nerve is diagnostic as well as therapeutic.

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