Robotic surgery for oropharynx cancer: promise, challenges, and future directions.

@article{Almeida2012RoboticSF,
  title={Robotic surgery for oropharynx cancer: promise, challenges, and future directions.},
  author={J R de Almeida and Eric M. Genden},
  journal={Current oncology reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={148-57}
}
Epidemiologic studies have shown a rise in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer without a corresponding increase in oral cavity cancers. These diverging trends are explained by human papilloma virus, which preferentially affects the oropharynx. Cancers resulting from this viral infection bear a better prognosis than those that are smoking-related. Treatment of oropharyngeal cancers has typically involved the use of radiation and chemotherapy to avoid the morbidity of mandibular splitting… CONTINUE READING
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