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Parotid tumour surgery. Surgeon's hands removing a parotid gland tumour from a 65-year-old woman's head. The parotid is a salivary gland (one either side of the head) located adjacent to each ear. At this stage of the operation, the tumour is being removed with great care to avoid damaging the facial nerve and surrounding tissues. Subsequent examination of the tumour (an adenoma) revealed that it was undergoing changes that indicated it might have turned cancerous.
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