S.V. Zinchenko1, N.F. Muratov1, N.A. Shanazarov2, A.V. Avdeev21Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan2The Medical Centre Hospital of the President’s Affairs Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Zinchenko Sergey V. ― Doct. of Sci. (Med.), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology of Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology of Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University
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Abstract. The issue of a systematic full-fledged literary search in the study of narrow issues of oncology is of no small interest today. The collection of complete up-to-date information on the issue raised, in this case, the issue of radical treatment of primary tumors of the large parotid salivary glands, is very relevant, objectively reflecting the researcher’s ability to analyze the data obtained .
The purpose of this study was the need to systematize the methodology of literary search by the example of studying the issue of complications after radical surgery for neoplasms of the parotid salivary glands. The article examines the opinions of experts with the largest number of citations on this issue.
Material and methods. The literature was searched in the databases Scopus, Web of Science. In particular, we consider the existing volume of literature related to facial nerve injuries after radical interventions, identifying the most active scientists, journals and relevant publications.
Conclusions. The article analyzes the existing volume of literature in this field. The total number of articles in the «general» category is 2254 documents, and analyzing the chronological development of publications, we can conclude that this topic became widespread only in the 1980s. The number of publications devoted to this topic today is 51. Significant progress has been observed only after the 2010-s.
Key words: methodology of literary search, facial nerve paralysis, tumors of the parotid salivary gland.