A fifty-year-old patient underwent surgery to remove a “parotid salivary gland tumor” at KSUMC.
A 50-year-old patient who was experiencing complications from a pleomorphic adenoma underwent a complex surgery that lasted almost 10 hours at King Saud University Medical City. The surgical team consisted of highly skilled surgeons who specialize in head and neck tumors, and they were able to successfully remove the tumor.
According to Dr. Faisal Al-Zahrani, a Consultant of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery & Reconstruction at the King Saud University Medical City, the patient had a benign tumor in the salivary parotid gland that had been rapidly growing for the past two years. Due to the tumor's sharp increase in size, the surgical solution was chosen instead of a close examination. The tumor had doubled in size over 20 years, reaching 15 cm by 15 cm, and weighed 2.14 kg in the cheek area. It had also caused damage to the associated skin layer and put pressure on the seventh facial nerve, extending to the middle of the neck.
Thank God, the tumor was completely removed in a 10-hour operation without any danger to the seventh facial nerve. Skin and tissue grafts were used from the patient's forearm through Reconstructive Vascular Microsurgery to replace the removed tissue in the head and neck area. The patient left the hospital in good health after successful microscopic tissue culture and wound healing. Rehabilitation will be conducted as needed.
The surgical team was composed of highly skilled and esteemed surgeons, including Dr. Khaled Al-Qahtani, a consultant in head and neck tumor surgery in the Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat, Dr. Faisal Al-Zahrani, a consultant in Otolaryngology, head and neck cancer surgery & reconstruction in the same department, and a team of board and fellowship trained doctors including Dr. Bushra Al-Harbi, Dr. Saleh Al-Qaryan, Dr. Abdul Wahid Al-Qahtani, Dr. Rayan Al-Falaj, and Dr. Nasser Al-Majeoul.