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Follow Up for Benign Tumors

If the benign tumor was completely removed during surgery, the patient may only have one post-surgical visit. Patients with benign tumors are often released from further treatment after that appointment.

In general, scans are not routinely done after surgery on benign tumors unless there is some evidence to suggest that a scan is needed, such as the tumor was ruptured during surgery, cells were spilled into the parotid bed during surgery, or the surgeon was unable to get clear margins.

A patient may have follow-up appointments and routine scans for a period of time after surgery, if there is a concern that the benign tumor was compromised during surgery.