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November 1971

Tympanic Neurectomy in Chronic Parotitis

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Surgery/Head and Neck, University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(5):471-473. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070717014

Interruption of the parasympathetic pathways to the parotid gland by destruction of the tympanic plexus, has been shown to produce parotid atrophy in rabbits. The treatment of a refractory case of bilateral benign chronic parotitis by the application of this technique is presented. A good result was obtained and the patient has been symptom-free for 14 months.

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