Primary parapharyngeal space tumors in a Mexican cancer center.

  title={Primary parapharyngeal space tumors in a Mexican cancer center.},
  author={Kuauhyama Luna-Ortiz and Jaime Esteban Navarrete-Alem{\'a}n and Mart{\'i}n Granados-Garc{\'i}a and {\'a}ngel HeRReRa-g{\'o}mez},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={132 4},
OBJECTIVE To describe clinical and demographic characteristics of the parapharyngeal space tumors and assess surgical approaches used to treat them at our institution. METHODS A retrospective and descriptive study of the parapharyngeal space tumors, excluding paragangliomas, treated from June 1991 to October 2002 in a cancer center. The study population included 21 patients, 8 men and 13 women, average age of 41 years (range, 20 to 70 years). Fine needle biopsy was done in 5 (24%) patients… CONTINUE READING