Management of parotid sialocele after retromandibular access

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Edition V04N01 | Year 2018 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 37 to 40

Flávio Tomazi, Manuel Schmitz, Marcelo Rocha, Felipe Búrigo, Claiton Heitz

Sialocele is the extravasation of salivary fluid to the adjacent tissues of the affected salivary gland or duct, and may have a varied etiology. This article reports the treatment of a clinical case of sialocele after surgery for reduction and fixation of mandible fracture. After undergoing surgery for reduction and repair of mandibular condyle fracture, the patient evolved with increased volume in the region. After puncture and confirmation of the diagnosis of sialocele, a compressive dressing was performed to help in the treatment. The patient evolved well and in 30 days after drainage, already presented total regression of symptoms. There are several types of treatment for sialocele, and less invasive ones, such as puncture and compressive dressing, are indicated and with good results.

Parotid gland, Biopsy, Needle, Postoperative complications,

Tomazi F, Schmitz M, Rocha M, Búrigo F, Heitz C. Management of parotid sialocele after retromandibular access. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 jan-abr;4(1):37-40. DOI:

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