OPEN Research Support

Christian Godballe
Department of Otolaryngology, Odense University Hospital

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Planning
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 01.05.2017  
Slut 01.08.2034  

Langtidsfollow-up på recidivforekomst og komplikationer ved operationer af benigne spytkirteltumorer i Danmark

Short summary

Surgery of benign salivary gland tumors has through years turned in to more minimal invasive surgery.

With this project, we will investigate the amount of especially relapses - but also complications - after this type of operation, which have not been done systematic in Denmark before.


In Denmark this type of surgery is performed in twelve hospitals, both public and private hospitals.

To analyze the recurrence rate on these slow growing tumors, it is described in the existing litterature, that a minimum of ten-years flollow-up is required.

Results from other countries, seems to have good results in both low rate of recurrence and complications in this less comprehensive surgical approach.

Description of the cohort

This project is a national, prospective cohort study. We will include patients of all ages and both gender, diagnosed and operated for a benign salivary gland tumor.

Data and biological material

The surgeons will registrate peroperative, intraoperative and postoperative data. This includes symptoms, kind of preoperative diagnostic imaging and result of fine needle aspiration, histology of the tumor. We will also registrate patient reported outcome measures from the patients up to ten years after surgery.

Collaborating researchers and departments

Department of ENT, Vejle Hospital

  • Consultant, Joyce Schultz
  • Consultant, Peter Schousboe
  • Consultant, Jens Helweg-Larsen
Department of ENT, Holstebro Hospital
  • Consultant, Ditte Hermansen
  • Consultant, Frank Mirz
  • Consultant, Mikael Burén
Department of ENT, Sønderborg Hospital
  • Consultant, Susanne Holm-Nielsen
  • Consultant, Thomas Lutz
  • Consultant, Ommo Brant
Department of ENT, Køge Hospital
  • Professor, Preben Homøe
CFR-hospitals, Lyngby
  • Consultant, Waldemar Trolle
Department of ENT, Århus Hospital:
  • Consultant, Karin Lambertsen
Mølholm, Private Hospital
  • Consultant, Sten Schytte
Department of ENT, Aalborg Hospital:
  • Consultant, Henrik Jacobsen
Department of ENT, Rigshospitalet
  • Consultant, Mads Stage
Department of ENT, Nordsjællands Hospital
  • Consultant, Nicolas Lyneborg
  • Consultant, Michael Howitz
  • Consultant, Jakob Foghsgaard
Department of ENT, Odense University Hospital 
  • Professor, Christian Godballe