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Quadrant Versus Superficial Parotidectomy

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment.
Verified May 2012 by Mansoura University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Osama Hussein, Mansoura University Identifier:
First received: May 24, 2012
Last updated: May 30, 2012
Last verified: May 2012

The most common benign tumor of the parotid gland is the so called pleomorphic adenoma. Although benign, this tumor may recur after surgical removal due to tumor cells left behind during the surgical operation. Thus, pleomorphic adenomas have been treated with wide resection similar to malignant tumors. This extensive surgery often leads to injury to the motor nerves responsible for facial expression and eye protection. The investigators propose less extensive surgery which should be thorough enough to prevent tumor recurrence while keeping the facial nerve out of risk.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Parotid Gland
Procedure: Quadrant parotidectomy
Procedure: Superficial parotidectomy
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Quadrant Parotidectomy Versus Superficial Parotidectomy for Treatment of Pleomorphic Adenoma

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Further study details as provided by Mansoura University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of facial nerve palsy [ Time Frame: at six months after surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    using clinical neurological examination

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Temporary facial nerve palsy [ Time Frame: at three months after surgery. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    using clinical neurological examination

  • Cosmetic results [ Time Frame: at three weeks after surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The patient subjective cosmetic scoring and an objective observer cosmetic score will be recorded for each patient to evaluate the appearance of the parotid area after surgery

  • Operative timing [ Time Frame: at the date of surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Median and range of operative time per intervention arm willl be recorded

  • Temporary facial nerve palsy [ Time Frame: at day one after surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    using clinical neurological examination

Estimated Enrollment: 116
Study Start Date: September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Quadrant parotidectomy
Patients in this arm will receive excision of the parotid gland quadrant harboring the tumor
Procedure: Quadrant parotidectomy
Excision of one quadrant of the parotid gland which is comparable to half of the superficial lobe of the gland
Active Comparator: Superficial parotidectomy
Patients in this group will receive superficial parotidectomy
Procedure: Superficial parotidectomy
Excision of the whole superficial lobe of the parotid gland

Detailed Description:

Pleomorphic adenoma is notorious of its propensity to local recurrence due to the microscopic extracapsular extension of the tumor. Superficial parotidectomy (SP) is the standard treatment. Extracapsular dissection (ED) has been proposed to minimize the risk of facial nerve palsy. However, the oncologic safety of ED is controversial in the literature. We propose quadrant parotidectomy (QP) which is less radical than SP and less conservative than ED. QP entails dissection overlying one primary division of the facial nerve leaving the other division undisturbed while the resection safety margin is still generous.

Surgery for pleomorphic adenoma is a compromise between radicality and facial nerve morbidity. Risk of local recurrence is imprecisely described in the literature and is universally regarded as infrequent and remote. Many studies did not report recurrent cases. Thus, Facial nerve injury is the main concern of parotid surgeons and is considered the primary end point of this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients with pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland with Cytology- proven diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Collagen diseases
  • Previous parotid surgery
  • Previous facial nerve palsy
  • Neuromuscular diseases affecting the face
  • Patient refusal
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01607866

Contact: Osama Hussein, MD,PhD +201118031895

Mansoura University Cancer Center Not yet recruiting
Mansoura, Dakahlia, Egypt, 35516
Sub-Investigator: Mahmoud Mosbah, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Mohamed Arafa, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Khalid Abdel-Wahhab, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Ahmed Abdellah, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Ahmed Setit, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Osama El-Damshety, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Mohamed Tarek, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Sameh Roshdy, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mansoura University
Principal Investigator: Osama Hussein, MD, PhD Mansoura University
Study Chair: Adel Denewer, MD Mansoura University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Osama Hussein, Associate Professor of Surgery, Mansoura University Identifier: NCT01607866     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 000
Study First Received: May 24, 2012
Last Updated: May 30, 2012
Health Authority: Egypt: Ministry of Higher Education

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adenoma, Pleomorphic
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed processed this record on April 17, 2014