What is the recovery time for a Parotidectomy?
For most people, these problems get better within 3 to 4 months.
But it can take as long as a year.
In some cases, problems with facial movement are permanent.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover..
Is a Parotidectomy major surgery?
This image shows the general anatomy of the parotid gland and its associated structures. A parotidectomy is the surgical excision (removal) of the parotid gland, the major and largest of the salivary glands.
What causes benign parotid tumor?
The cause of most salivary gland tumors is currently unknown, but genetic research is being conducted to uncover it. In some cases, skin cancer can spread to the parotid gland. Smoking is also known to cause one type of benign tumor, Warthin’s.
Can benign parotid tumor become malignant?
Tumors can occur in any of these glands, but the parotid glands are the most common location for salivary gland tumors. Most parotid tumors are noncancerous (benign), though some tumors can become cancerous.
What happens when parotid gland is removed?
Some patients notice that the skin in and around the ear sweats excessively after the parotid gland has been removed (gustatory sweating, Frey’s syndrome). The sweating is particularly noticeable around mealtime when the skin can also turn red and feel warm.
Can parotid tumors go away on their own?
Key points about parotid duct obstruction Salivary gland stones are the most common cause of this condition. Symptoms can include pain and swelling in the area around the back of your jaw. The condition often goes away on its own with little treatment.