TRANSCERVICAL APPROACH: IS IT ENOUGH FOR PARAPHARYNGEAL TUMORS EXCISION? A REPORT OF FIVE CASES
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2015, Volume 21, Issue 2, Pages 91-99
Para pharyngeal space (PPS) masses are uncommon lesions. The complex anatomic relationships and proximity of vital neurovascular structures necessitates careful preoperative evaluation and precise surgical techniques. Various surgical approaches are used to remove these masses. This study explores the utility of transcervical approach as surgical technique to enhance exposure for resecting PPS masses.
Five cases were included in this study with PPS tumor, all had thorough investigations and tumours were completely excised by transcervical approach. One case only had postoperative complication which was haematoma and was explored next day.
In conclusion, transcervical approach is a very good way to treat PPS tumors.
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