Comparison of oncologic and functional outcomes after transoral robotic lateral oropharyngectomy versus conventional surgery for T1 to T3 tonsillar cancer

@article{Lee2014ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of oncologic and functional outcomes after transoral robotic lateral oropharyngectomy versus conventional surgery for T1 to T3 tonsillar cancer},
  author={Sei-Young Lee and Young Min Park and Hyung Kwon Byeon and Eun Chang Choi and Se-Heon Kim},
  journal={Head \& Neck},
  year={2014},
  volume={36}
}
We performed transoral robotic surgery (TORS) or conventional surgery via a transoral or mandibulotomy approach in patients with tonsillar cancer and prospectively analyzed the oncologic outcomes and functional recovery of the 3 groups. 
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