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.
Dishell WD. Tympanic Neurectomy in Chronic Parotitis. Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(5):471–473. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070717014
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: