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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014 Jul;52(6):557-62. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2014.02.019. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

Extracapsular dissection of the parapharyngeal space for a pleomorphic adenoma: a 10-year review.

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1
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: gladiater1984@163.com.
2
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: guodazuo@sina.com.
3
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: zhlei_doctor@sina.com.
4
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, People's Republic of China. Electronic address: gyyu@263.net.

Abstract

Pleomorphic adenomas of the parapharyngeal space are difficult to remove with a margin of normal tissue. We reviewed 29 cases of extracapsular dissection of a parapharyngeal pleomorphic adenoma and found that extracapsular dissection does not increase the probability of recurrence of the tumour.

KEYWORDS:

Extracapsular dissection; Parapharyngeal space; Pleomorphic adenoma

PMID:
24768035
DOI:
10.1016/j.bjoms.2014.02.019
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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