This man had a parotid growth for 8 years. It will certainly be a mucoepidermoid carcinoma. We resected the tumor yesterday. Today he is up and around like nothing happened! We will do flap coverage in the future.
|Giant parotid tumor with necrosis-facial nerve not functioning|
|One day following radical resection|
|Three days following resection|
|Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap coverage of the wound-due to the|
large skin flap and tension, a small area of the chest could not be covered.
Addendum June, 2013
Here is our patient approximately 4 months after surgery. His flap and chest have healed well. Pathology showed an epithelial myoepithelial carcinoma. He is going for radiation therapy.