Surgery to remove all or part of the parotid gland (a large salivary gland located in front of and just below the ear). In a radical parotidectomy, the entire gland is removed.

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  • parotidectomy — pa·rot·i·dec·to·my (pə rŏt ĭ dĕkʹtə mē) n. pl. pa·rot·i·dec·to·mies Surgical removal of the parotid gland. * * * …   Universalium

  • parotidectomy — Surgical removal of the parotid gland. [parotid + G. ektome, excision] * * * pa·rot·i·dec·to·my pə .rät ə dek tə mē n, pl mies surgical removal of the parotid gland * * * pa·rot·i·dec·to·my (pə rot″ĭ dekґtə me) …   Medical dictionary

  • parotidectomy — pa·rot·i·dec·to·my …   English syllables

  • parotidectomy — pəˌräd.əˈdektəmē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary parotid (II) + ectomy : surgical removal of the parotid gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parotidektomie — Unter einer Parotidektomie (griechisch para παρά ‚neben‘; ous, otos οὖς, ῲτός ‚Ohr‘; ek ἐκ ‚heraus‘; tome τομή ‚Schnitt‘) versteht man eine teilweise oder vollständige chirurgische Entfernung der Ohrspeicheldrüse (Glandula parotidea, Glandula… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Parotid gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = glandula parotidea GraySubject = 177 GrayPage = 693 Caption = Salivary glands: #1 is Parotid gland #2 is Submandibular gland #3 is Sublingual gland Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of oncology-related terms — This is a list of terms related to oncology. The original source for this list was the U.S. National Cancer Institute s public domain Dictionary of Cancer Terms . NOTOC 1 * 10 propargyl 10 deazaaminopterin * 12 O tetradecanoylphorbol 13 acetate * …   Wikipedia

  • Neuromonitoring — The scientific practice of neuromonitoring takes place in the surgical suite (OR). It aims to 1) reduce the risk to the patient of iatrogenic damage to the nervous system, and/or 2) provide functional guidance to the surgeon. To accomplish this,… …   Wikipedia

  • Warthin's tumor — Classification and external resources This Warthin s tumor presented as a parotid mass in a middle aged male, who underwent superficial parotidectomy. The tumor, at the right of the image, is well demarcated from the adjacent parotid tissue and… …   Wikipedia

  • Pleomorphic adenoma — is a benign neoplastic tumor of the salivary glands. It is the most common type of salivary gland tumor and the most common tumor of the parotid gland. It derives its name from the architectural pleomorphism (variable appearance) seen by light… …   Wikipedia

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