parotidectomy

(puh-RAH-tih-DEK-toh-mee)

Surgery to remove all or part of the parotid gland (a large salivary gland located in front of and just below the ear). In a radical parotidectomy, the entire gland is removed.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "parotidectomy"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "parotidectomía"

Cirugía para extraer todo o parte de la glándula parotídea (una glándula salival grande ubicada delante y justo debajo del oído). En un parotidectomía radical, se extrae toda la glándula.