Table 3 Complications

From: Outpatient versus inpatient superficial parotidectomy: clinical and pathological characteristics

Complication Inpatient Outpatient Statistic
Any complication (n, (%)) 24 (21.1) 30 (24.2) p = 0.563
Hematoma (n, (%)) 5 (4.4) 0 (0) p = 0.018
Seroma (n, (%)) 2 (1.8) 1 (0.8) p = 0.513
Temporary facial nerve paresis (n, (%)) 8 (7.0) 17 (13.7) p = 0.093
Permanent facial nerve paralysis (n, (%)) 3 (2.6) 0 (0) p = 0.069
Wound infection (n, (%)) 0 (0) 2 (1.6) p = 0.173
Fistula (n, (%)) 0 (0) 0 (0) N/A
Frey’s Syndrome (n, (%)) 4 (3.5) 10 (8.1) p = 0.136
30-day ED visit (n, (%)) 4 (3.5) 7 (5.6) p = 0.433
30-day Readmission (n, (%)) 1 (0.9) 1 (0.8) p = 0.952
  1. *p-value significance threshold set at ≤0.05
  2. ED Emergency department
  3. ED visit and Readmission are within 30 days of parotidectomy