The role of reconstruction for transoral robotic pharyngectomy and concomitant neck dissection.

@article{Genden2011TheRO,
  title={The role of reconstruction for transoral robotic pharyngectomy and concomitant neck dissection.},
  author={Eric M. Genden and Richard Park and Claris Smith and Tamar Kotz},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={137 2},
  pages={151-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of primary reconstruction of postablative defects following transoral robotic surgery on function and the risk of orocutaneous fistula. DESIGN Prospective nonrandomized clinical trial. SETTING Tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS Thirty-one patients treated with transoral robotic pharyngectomy for malignant disease. Each case was analyzed for patient age, sex, primary site of the tumor, pathologic characteristics, stage of disease, complications… CONTINUE READING

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