Transoral Robotic Surgery Using an Image Guidance System LARYNGOSCOPE Desai, S. C., Sung, C., Genden, E. M. 2008; 118 (11): 2003-2005


To describe a novel technique using the image guidance system for transoral robotic surgery of the pharyngeal and parapharyngeal spaces.Case series presentation.Three cases of oropharyngeal and pharyngeal space lesions are reviewed for presentation, workup, and original management.Final pathology of a vascular malformation, an acinic cell adenocarcinoma, and a squamous cell carcinoma were located and minimally invasively removed by a transoral robotic approach with the aid of image guidance. No complications or recurrences were observed on an average of 7 month follow-up.Transoral robotic surgery using an image guidance system seems safe and effective in assisting dissection.

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