Parotidectomy - the delete operation of the parotid salivary glands. There are partial and full parotidectomy.
Partial parotidectomy conduct in the case of benign tumors. Full parotidectomy with preservation of the branches of the facial nerve ("conservative" parotidectomy) shown at relapse of the tumor or its deep location, often recurrent chronic parotitis. In malignant tumors of the parotid salivary glands produce full parotidectomy together with portions of the facial nerve.