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Table 3 Surgical characteristics of bulky parotid gland cancers with surgery (N = 49)

From: Clinical outcomes of bulky parotid gland cancers: need for self-examination and screening program for early diagnosis of parotid tumors

Characteristics (N = 49) No.(%)
Extent of surgery for primary tumors
 Total parotidectomy 39 (79.6)
 Superficial or partial parotidectomy 10 (20.4)
Neck dissection
 No 14 (28.6)
 Yes 35 (71.6)
 pN(+):pN0 15:20
Perineural invasion (pathological)
 No 38 (77.6)
 Yes 11 (22.4)
Preservation of the facial nerve
 Preserved 18 (36.7)
 Sacrifice 31 (63.3)
 Total (main trunk):partial (branches) 22:9
 Facial nerve graft 9 (15.0)
Reconstruction
 No 31 (63.3)
 Local flap 2 (4.1)
 Regional flap 11 (22.5)
 Free flap 5 (10.1)