A Transoral Excision of a Deep Parotid Lobe Lesion Using Ultrasound-Guided Wire Localization: A Multi-disciplinary Team Approach
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Removing deep parotid lobe lesions often requires a mandibulotomy procedure which carries with it a risk of significant morbidity. A transoral approach may help mitigate against complications but is technically demanding due to limited access in an area with a close relation to the internal carotid artery.
We describe a multi-disciplinary approach with the use of intraoral ultrasound-guided wire localization of a low-grade acinic cell carcinoma located in the deep lobe of the right parotid gland.
Our multi-disciplinary approach facilitated the complete removal of this deep lobe parotid lesion via a transoral approach with minimal post-operative sequelae or complications.
In selected cases, with appropriate expertise, this dynamic approach can potentially be used even for malignant disease to limit post-operative morbidity when managing small deep parotid lobe lesions.
KeywordsIntraoral ultrasound Deep parotid lesion MDT Acinic cell carcinoma
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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