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J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jul;37(4):447-451. Korean. Original Article.
Yi HS , Kim JS , Kim NG , Lee KS , Lee YJ .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Gyeongnam, Korea.

PURPOSE: Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign neoplasm in parotid gland. Superficial parotidectomy was usually used to remove the pleomorphic adenoma. But, this method has to remove tumor with normal parotid tissue. Authors did lumpectomy to remove pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland, because pleomorphic adenoma is wrapped in a capsule as it grows. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of lumpectomy as a treatment of pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland. METHODS: From 2002 to 2008, 8 patients underwent the lumpectomy of the pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland. Occurrence of the complications and recurrance were evaluated. RESULTS: Patients were followed-up for a mean 45 months. There were no recurrance or no complication after lumpectomy. CONCLUSION: Authors suggest that the lumpectomy lead to decrese complications, recurrane and can be used as a procedure for the resection of pleomorphic adenoma in parotid gland.

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