Parotid ductal stenosis after facial cosmetic surgery (2 case reports)

Jeong Seok Choi, Young Mo Kim, Jae Yol Lim

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Rationale: Facial cosmetic surgery sometimes causes complications involving surrounding tissues. In particular, parotid damage may cause fibrous tissue formation, ductal stenosis, and obstruct salivary flow. Affected patients usually complain of symptoms such as pain and swelling. Patient concerns: The authors report 2 cases of obstructive parotitis, arising as a complication of facial cosmetic surgery that were treated successfully using sialendoscopic procedures. Diagnosis: A diagnosis of parotid ductal stenosis was made based on medical history, clinical manifestations, imaging studies, and sialendoscopic findings for the 2 patients. Interventions: The successful sialendoscopic procedures was given to the 2 patients. Outcomes: The 2 patients have shown no recurrent symptoms during follow-up. Lessons: Surgeons that perform facial cosmetic procedures should attain a thorough knowledge of the surgical anatomy of the parotid region and sialendoscopic procedure may be helpful for the management of obstructive parotitis due to complication of cosmetic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere15015
JournalMedicine (United States)
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Apr 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by an Inha University Research Grant. The authors have no potential conflict of interest to declare. aDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, bDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. ∗Correspondence: Jae-Yol Lim, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 211, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06273, Republic of Korea (e-mail:

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Copyright © 2019 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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