What is the experience in using a superficial muscoloaponeurotic system (SMAS)-platysma flap in facial-aesthetic parotid surgery for benign parotid neoplasms?
Background: The surgical management of benign parotid neoplasms has evolved from oncologic safety alone to an operation that is focused on limited visible incisions, facial contour restoration, prevention of Frey syndrome, and preservation of facial motor and sensory function. Although several approaches and reconstructive techniques have been described, most have shortcomings.
Explore this issue:December 2011
Study design: Observation/surgical technique.
Setting: Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, Mich.; Department of Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Warren, Mich.