What is Parotidectomy (Right)?

Category: Surgeries


A parotidectomy is the removal of the parotid gland, a salivary gland near the ear. This is usually done to remove cancerous tissue that is found in the parotid gland. Among the tumors seen in the parotid gland are lymphoma, melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Parotidectomy (Right)

Side effect Patients
Frey's syndrome 2
Numbness in face 1


Stopped having Parotidectomy (Right)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Parotidectomy (Right)

Oct 15, 2008 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for parotid gland tumor)
  • Side effects
    Mild (numbness in face)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: With help from a friend and the internet, I was well prepared and taken care of. Unexpected benefits: Learned and still learning how my anxiety interferes with my ability to communicate especially with Health care team. The impact has been major depression with cancer related fatigue.

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