Objective: The feasibility, surgical outcomes and possible risks and complications encountered during a facelift procedure for patients with parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumor were analyzed. Method: This retrospective analysis examined 10 patients who underwent surgery for PPS tumor using a facelift incision at our institutes between April 2015 and August 2019. Results: This study included four retro-styloid (benign nerve sheath tumor) and six pre-styloid tumors (pleomorphic adenoma). Mean tumor dimensions were 4.1 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm respectively. None of the patients needed conversion to conventional open resection. Transient sensory changes in the auricle occurred in 30% of the patients; however, all recovered within four months. In all the patients, postoperative scars were fully concealed by the auricle and hair. No recurrences were detected during a mean follow-up period of 16.6 months. C onclusion: The facelift procedure provides adequate visualization, workspace and excellent cosmetic results in properly selected cases.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Jun 1|
- Facelift procedure
- Parapharyngeal tumor
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