Endoscope assisted submandibular sialadenectomy: The face-lift approach

Han Su Kim, Sung Min Chung, So Young Pae, Hae Sang Park

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This study evaluated the benefits of a new approach, endoscopic resection of a submandibular gland through the face-lift approach. The study comprised the clinical trial of new procedure. Six submandibular sialadenectomies were carried out (4 women, 2 men; mean age 28 years) via the face-lift approach by endoscopy. All six submandibular gland resections were successfully performed endoscopically, and no conversion to conventional open resection was necessary. Five patients had a mixed tumor and one patient had sialadenitis. The procedures lasted 55-115 min (mean 74 min). No complications associated with the operation occurred, and the scar was almost invisible. Endoscope assisted submandibular sialadenectomy via the face-lift approach was safe and effective treatment of benign lesions. The main advantage of this procedure is that the operative scar is concealed by the hairline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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Funding Information:
This study was not supported by any financial support. All authors agree with the COI.


  • Endoscope
  • Submandibular gland
  • Video-assisted surgery


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