Useful Extension of a Retroauricular Hairline Incision in a Parotidectomy Provides Coverage of a Preauricular Skin Defect.
This report outlines the treatment of an 82-year-old man with squamous cell carcinoma of the left cheek. The wide excision and simultaneous superficial parotidectomy were planned. Various incision methods have been widely introduced such as retroauricular hairline incision, modified Blair incision, or face-lift incision. For coverage of preauricular skin defect and parotidectomy, we modified retroauricular hairline incision that the end of the incision was bent to make transposition flap. The operation has been successfully finished using this extension of a retroauricular hairline incision.