Superficial Parotidectomy

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Kindly suggest if my father needs operation for the lump under his ear.

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, my father found a lump under his ear. On consultation, the doctors suggested for a few tests. From the test results, they suggested for an operation to remove that lump. But, there may be some risk involved in the operation like paralysis in any part of face (ear, nose ...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Verma

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your father's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which are suggestive of parotid tumor. The treatment of choice for such lesion is surgery (superficial parotidectomy), which definitely carries a risk of damage to the facial nerve tha...  Read Full »

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