Complications of parotid gland surgery

J Maxillofac Surg. 1984 Oct;12(5):225-9. doi: 10.1016/s0301-0503(84)80249-0.

Abstract

In a consecutive series of 61 parotid operations only one case of unexpected permanent facial nerve injury was seen although transient disturbances of facial nerve function were more common. Frey's syndrome subsequently developed in 13% of patients although its onset was delayed on average for 22.2 months.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Facial Paralysis / etiology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Mucocele / etiology
  • Parotid Diseases / etiology
  • Parotid Diseases / surgery*
  • Parotid Gland / surgery
  • Parotid Neoplasms / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Salivary Gland Fistula / etiology
  • Sweating, Gustatory / etiology