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Feasibility of transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy for recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma: how we do it.

Authors
  • Kang, Hee Jeong1
  • Park, Hae Jin2
  • Lee, Dong Won1
  • Tae, Kyung1
  • 1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 2 Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2020
Volume
29
Issue
5
Pages
310–315
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/13645706.2019.1637896
PMID: 31280627
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Retreatment of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) after radiotherapy or concomitant chemoradiation is challenging. Surgical resection can be a good method for resectable lesions and avoids the complication of re-irradiation. Recently, transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy has been developed as a minimally invasive procedure for localized recurrent NPC. We assessed feasibility of transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy in three patients with recurrent NPC. All patients had recurrent NPC (rT1) after radiation or chemoradiation therapy. All operations were performed successfully, and the surgical outcomes were acceptable. In conclusion, preliminary results indicate that transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy is feasible and safe for recurrent NPC.

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