Background: This is an observational cohort study on patients affected by malignant parotid tumors treated with total parotidectomy. The aim of our work is to analyze and compare the effects and complications after parotidectomy, using or not SurgiMend ®. Methods: 40 patients were retrospectively enrolled between September 2014 and June 2020. Basing on the placement of SurgiMend ® for parotid lodge reconstruction, the samples were divided into two groups. Thus, the incidence rate of complications after the surgical procedure was analyzed between the two groups. Results: Patients in whom SurgiMend ® was used reported a lower rate of complications. The ANOVA test (p = 0.05) revealed a significant difference of Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) between the two groups, representation as vascularity and pigmentation improvement, changing scar color, scar height reduction, and increased pliability. Conclusion: Although many techniques are available to fill the parotidectomy defect, improve facial contour and prevent Frey’s syndrome, the use of SurgiMend ® matrix is one of most effective and reliable method to address these complications, with the advantage of decreased operative time due to not require an additional surgical donor site.

Management of Aesthetical and Functional Complications after Total Parotidectomy. First Long-Term Experiences with Dermal Matrix Surgimend ® in Patient Affected by Malignant Parotid Tumors

Iaconetta G.;Goglia F.;Abbate V.;Califano L.;
2022

Abstract

Background: This is an observational cohort study on patients affected by malignant parotid tumors treated with total parotidectomy. The aim of our work is to analyze and compare the effects and complications after parotidectomy, using or not SurgiMend ®. Methods: 40 patients were retrospectively enrolled between September 2014 and June 2020. Basing on the placement of SurgiMend ® for parotid lodge reconstruction, the samples were divided into two groups. Thus, the incidence rate of complications after the surgical procedure was analyzed between the two groups. Results: Patients in whom SurgiMend ® was used reported a lower rate of complications. The ANOVA test (p = 0.05) revealed a significant difference of Vancouver Scar Scale (VSS) between the two groups, representation as vascularity and pigmentation improvement, changing scar color, scar height reduction, and increased pliability. Conclusion: Although many techniques are available to fill the parotidectomy defect, improve facial contour and prevent Frey’s syndrome, the use of SurgiMend ® matrix is one of most effective and reliable method to address these complications, with the advantage of decreased operative time due to not require an additional surgical donor site.
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