This Submandibulectomy course will teach you:
- The complete resection of the submandibular gland in order to remove salivary stones, submandibular gland tumors (benign/malignant), chronic sialadenitis, sialorrhea, and as part of a level 1 neck dissection
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Submandibulectomy:
- Marginal mandibular branch injury
- Lingual nerve injury
With the following tips you might perform the Submandibulectomy even better:
- Marginal mandibular branch protection
After studying the Submandibulectomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Injury to the marginal mandibular branch
- Injury to the lingual nerve
- Injury to the hypoglossal nerve
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Step by step
Submandibular gland exposure
Mark the skin 3 cm below the border of the mandible at the level of the hyoid bone, extend anteriorly from the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle for 4-6 cm.
Incise the skin over the marked line.
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