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Thursday, March 5, 2015
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Salivary fistula treatment options
I had my Parodectomy surgery on Dec. 11, 2007 and found salivary fistula on December 24 (Oozed out liquid about 2 cc during each meal). Surgeon agreed his wrong diagnosis yesterday (he thought it is organ secretion). My question is what are the best treatment options: Compression or other? Best Regards!
In general, with time and wound care the fistulas will resolve. Completion parotidectomy is the definitive treatment.
Yash J Patil, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati