parotid bed

pa·rot·id bed

the structures that surround and contact the parotid gland, forming the boundaries of the parotid space: anteriorly, the ramus of the mandible flanked by the masseter and medial pterygoid muscles; medially, the pharyngeal wall, carotid sheath and structures originating from the styloid process; posteriorly, the mastoid process, sternocleidomastoid muscle, and posterior belly of the digastric muscle; superiorly, the temporomandibular joint and the tympanic bone and cartilaginous portion of the external acoustic meatus.

pa·rot·id bed

(pă-rotid bed)
Structures that surround and are in contact with the parotid gland, forming boundaries of parotid space: anteriorly, ramus of the mandible flanked by masseter and medial pterygoid muscles; medially, pharyngeal wall, carotid sheath and structures originating from the styloid process; posteriorly, mastoid process, sternocleidomastoid muscle, and posterior belly of digastric muscle; superiorly, temporomandibular joint and tympanic bone and cartilaginous portion of external acoustic meatus.
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After superficial parotidectomy, the placement of an acellular human dermal matrix graft to cover the entire parotid bed has been successfully used to prevent Frey syndrome and to obtain a better cosmesis of the surgical site.
The patient underwent superficial parotid resections, and the parotid bed was reconstructed with AlloDerm.
Once a satisfactory contour was achieved, a thick graft (900 [micro]m) was used to cover the entire parotid bed.
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The interposition of a vascularized temporoparietal fascia flap between the parotid bed and the overlying skin following superficial parotidectomy has been used to prevent both Frey's syndrome and facial contour defects.