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Extracapsular dissection for clinically benign parotid lumps: reduced morbidity without oncological compromise

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M McGurk, B L Thomas, A G Renehan

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1610 - 1613
Number of pages4
JournalBJC: British Journal of Cancer
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2003

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Previous studies have shown that extracapsular dissection (ECD) is an alternative approach to superficial parotidectomy (SP) for pleomorphic adenoma parotid tumours, associated with low recurrence rates equal to those following SP, but with significantly reduced morbidity. However, if a malignant tumour masquerades as a clinically benign lump, this approach may be inappropriate. This study addressed this question by analysing the outcome of 821 consecutive patients with parotid tumours treated at one centre over 40 years and with a median 12 (range 5-30) years follow-up. Tumours were classified as 'simple' (discrete, mobile,

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