Head Neck 2017 03 9;39(3):520-526. Epub 2017 Jan 9.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
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ANZ J Surg 2007 May;77(5):374-6
Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China.
Background: The great auricular nerve (GAN) is frequently sacrificed during parotidectomy and causes sensory disturbance of the auricle. Our study is to investigate whether GAN preservation can improve the sensory recovery.
Methods: Patients undergoing superficial or total conservative parotidectomy for benign tumours were recruited consecutively from November 1998 to September 2001. Read More
J Nippon Med Sch 2004 Oct;71(5):323-7
Department of Otolaryngology, Nippon Medical School, 1-1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8603, Japan.
Objective: Sensory disturbance due to excision of the great auricular nerve in patients who have undergone parotidectomy sometimes causes discomfort to the patients. In order to reduce the postoperative discomfort of the pinna, we tried to preserve the posterior branch of the great auricular nerve.
Methods: Forty patients with parotid tumor were included in this study. Read More
Am J Surg 2003 Jun;185(6):574-9
Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Rd., Hong Kong, PR China.
Background: Earlier reports of the advantages of preservating the posterior branches of the great auricular nerve (GAN) at parotidectomy were conflicting. This prospective study was aimed at clarifying the controversy.
Methods: Eighty-one patients in a university otolaryngology department were recruited. Read More
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2007 Oct;137(4):636-41
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
Objectives: To evaluate the necessity of preserving the posterior branch of the great auricular nerve during parotidectomy.
Study Design And Setting: Forty-six patients undergoing parotidectomy were prospectively analyzed. Twenty-four patients had preservation of the posterior branch of the great auricular nerve; in the remaining 22 patients the nerve was sacrificed. Read More