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Parotidectomy

There are two parotid glands; one in front of and below each ear. They are the largest of the three pairs of glands that produce saliva in the mouth.

 
A parotidectomy is the removal of part or all of the gland. An incision (cut) is made in front of the ear and runs down below the jaw line and the gland removed.
Superficial Parotidectomy: an incision is made in front of the ear and runs down beneath the ear lobe. The superficial (top) lobe of the parotid gland is removed.

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