Tumori dello spazio parafaringeo: Approccio transcervicale video-assistito mini invasivo

Translated title of the contribution: Parapharyngeal space tumours: Video-assisted minimally invasive transcervical approach

F. Pilolli, L. Giordano, Andrea Galli, M. Bussi

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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the advantages of a video-assisted, minimally invasive transcervical approach to benign and malignant parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumours. Ten patients affected by benign and malignant PPS neoplasms underwent a combined transcervical and video-assisted minimally invasive approach, using Hopkins telescopes. We describe the operative technique and perform a review of the literature. Definitive histology revealed 3 pleomorphic adenomas, 2 schwannomas, 2 metastatic papillary thyroid carcinomas, one carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma, one cavernous haemangioma and one basal cell adenoma. Mean tumour size was 37.2 mm (range: 19-60). Operation time ranged from 75 min to 185 min (mean: 146.7). One case was converted to transcervical-transparotid approach. Patients were discharged on postoperative day 2-5. One patients presented hypoglossal nerve paresis. The minimally invasive video-assisted transcervical approach is safe and feasible for selected benign and malignant PPS tumours. Furthermore, it offers harmless dissection in a deep and narrow space, accurate haemostasis and continuous control of critical anatomic structures.

Translated title of the contributionParapharyngeal space tumours: Video-assisted minimally invasive transcervical approach
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)259-264
Number of pages6
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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