Introduction: Vascular lesions in parotido-maseteric region are not common pathology. An official classification includes veonus, arterial malformations, or AV shants.
Aim: The aim of this study is to present frequency of vascular malformations in parotido-maseteric region and to review the results after their surgical treatment.
Materials and methods: This retrospective study included 28 patients (21 females, 7 males) average age 37, surgically treated at The Clinic for Maxillofacial Surgery in Belgrade during the period 1999–2008. Descriptive statistics was used to evaluated dates gathered from clinical records.
Results: 82% of patients had predominately venous malformations and 18% AV malformations). Average age was 34 years. All of the patients underwent partial or total parotidectomies with total excision or vascular malformation. Preoperative embolization was done in six cases of AV malformations. By using meticoulous surgical technique we had not accounted any permanent facial palsy or significant bleeding.
Conclusion: Vascular malformations in parotidomaseterical region are rare malformations, that require carefull preoperative diagnostics and preparation and skilful surgical technique.
Conflict of interest : None declared.