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Transoral Robotic Resection of Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma†
Article first published online: 7 SEP 2010
Copyright © 2010 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 120, Issue 10, pages 2011–2014, October 2010
How to Cite
Wei, W. I. and Ho, W.-K. (2010), Transoral Robotic Resection of Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. The Laryngoscope, 120: 2011–2014. doi: 10.1002/lary.21059
- Issue published online: 27 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 7 SEP 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 MAY 2010
- Robotic surgery, nasopharyngectomy;
- recurrent nasopharyngeal cancer
Transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy was carried out for a patient who developed recurrent nasopharyngeal cancer after radiotherapy. The tumor in the left lateral wall of the nasopharynx was exposed after splitting the soft palate and a curative resection, including the medial crus of the eustachian tube was carried out under the three-dimensional 0° camera. The operative procedure was uncomplicated, blood loss was minimal and the patient recovered smoothly. The camera of the surgical robot provided superb visualization of the operative field and the maneuverability of the robotic arms with the Endowrist design allowed adequate tumor extirpation. The morbidity associated with the procedure was minimal, and this surgical procedure can be applied for resection of small and favorably located residual or recurrent nasopharyngeal cancer or other appropriate pathologies in the region. Laryngoscope, 2010