Extracapsular dissection of benign parotid tumours – recurrence rate of pleomorphic adenomas does not increase

Nils Klintworth, Johannes Zenk, Michael Koch & Heinrich Iro
Introduction: The appropriate therapy of benign parotid tumours, esp. pleomorphic adenomas (PA), is still controversely discussed. Superficial and total parotidectomy are often regarded as the preferebale procedures. The recurrence rate of PA after extracapsular dissection (ED) is part of the controversy.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]