The incision in the front of my neck is already fading. Thankful this time I have none just some slight pain when I chew. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. However, I had previously had a hard time finding actual statistics on nerve damage and Frey's syndrome. It almost felt like a cramp in the gland area.
Ever since I found out about this tumour I have been very down and I'm really nervouse about the surgery.. It feels tingling feeling now and I'm not sure if this area had this lump. This is not mentioned in article and is a concern. View at Google Scholar C. The main trunk of the facial nerve was located between the formative tributaries of the retromandibular vein, i. Case Presentation A year-old male had been aware of a right parotid mass for about 10 years; however, he did not seek treatment as the mass was painless. One of the important structures traversing within the gland is the facial nerve.
The operation involves making a cut immediately in front of the ear. Mine was a small growth right behind my left ear. However, I noticed a slight blurriness in my left eye and I will have to check with the Dr. Pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid: Went back to surgeon and he brought his therapy dog in and did not address my pain.
Had superficial parotidectomy 6 days ago on left side. Damage to any of these branches can lead to muscle weakness throughout the face. If Botox had been around at the time, this might bave been an option, but back in the dark ages, it wasn't. This forum helped me to ask questions to all involved. For benign tumors and slow growing cancers, surgery typically provides a complete cure or remission no evidence for disease. Since then the procedure has been modified and applied to a variety of benign and malignant conditions affecting the gland; superficial parotidectomy, subtotal parotidectomy, and total parotidectomy are now the options available to the head and neck surgeon.