Treat swollen glands and parotid tumours effectively and safely. At Geoplasty Plastic Surgery, we examine your problem, determine if it is benign or malignant and ensure the precise removal of the parotid tumour, at the same time offering the desired aesthetic result.
What a parotid is
The parotid is the biggest salivary gland of the head. Its anatomical position is interesting because of the presence of the facial nerve. It is located in front of the ears extending to the lower jaw.
It is responsible for a variety of tumours, benign or malignant. Both kinds of tumour must be treated surgically.
What parotid tumours are
Benign parotid tumours include:
- Pleomorphic adenoma (benign mixed tumour), which is the most common type.
- Papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum (Warthin).
- Hemangioma that usually develops in young children.
- Lipoma, cysts, etc.
Malignant parotid tumours include:
- Mucosal carcinoma.
- Adenoid cystic carcinoma (malignant cylindroma).
- Asinode carcinoma.
- Lymphoma, etc.
Why you need to see a plastic surgeon for parotid tumours
Parotid tumours require:
- Specialised surgical treatment.
- Working knowledge of the anatomy of the area and anatomical pathology of the gland.
- Experience in oncologic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery.
How parotid tumours are removed
The removal of parotid tumours is performed under general anaesthesia.
Accurate clinical diagnosis, which is mainly based on the patient’s history and physical examination, plays a primary role in parotid surgery.
To finalise the diagnosis, you may need to have the following performed:
- Paraclinical tests, such as ultrasound, CT or MRI scan.
- Fine needle biopsy (FNA).
The parotid tumour is removed through an incision, from the posterior of the ear to the neck.
In the case of benign tumours, the selected treatment is superficial parotidectomy of the gland, while preserving the facial nerve.
For malignant tumours, a wider excision is required with:
- Simultaneous dissection of the regional lymph nodes.
- Use of microsurgery techniques for deficits that require restoration.
In all cases the main aim is the right oncologic removal.
The experienced and qualified staff of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery will advise you about your options and will brief you on your recovery.
Why choose us for removal of parotid tumours
If you come across a tumour in your parotid or you have a swollen gland, you need to book an appointment as soon as possible at Geoplasty Plastic Surgery. We offer the most contemporary and reliable techniques for the removal of parotid tumours.
Dr Georgopoulos has long experience in the treatment of parotid tumours, which he acquired at Agios Savvas General Anticancer-Oncology Hospital of Athens as well as through his commitment to reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. On your first visit, he will examine you thoroughly and guide you responsibly on what you need to do.
Furthermore, the experienced and qualified staff of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery will advise you accordingly for your smooth recovery.
Book an appointment to find out all about the risks of parotid tumours, as well as every available option that reconstructive plastic surgery may offer you: