H. Peter Lorenz, MD

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  • Excision of the submandibular gland by an intraoral approach Smith, A. D., Elahi, M. M., Kawamoto, H. K., Lorenz, H. P., Hedrick, M. H. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS. 2000: 2092-2095


    To improve the outcome in patients with benign diseases of the submandibular gland, we have developed an entirely intraoral technique for excision of the submandibular gland. This procedure is anatomically safe and can be performed with minimal morbidity. We believe the essential surgical steps are as follows: (1) infiltration with Xylocaine plus epinephrine with an adequate waiting period for hemostasis; (2) careful identification of the submandibular duct/lingual nerve relationship; (3) anterior retraction of the mylohyoid muscle to expose the superficial lobe; (4) superiorly directed, extraoral, manipulation of the submandibular gland; and (5) close and blunt dissection to the gland laterally to avoid injury to the facial artery and vein.

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