Transoral robotic resection and reconstruction for head and neck cancer

  title={Transoral robotic resection and reconstruction for head and neck cancer},
  author={Eric M Genden and Tamar Kotz and Charles C.L. Tong and Claris Smith and Andrew G. Sikora and Marita S. Teng and Stuart H. Packer and William Lawson and Johnny Kao},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
To evaluate the patterns of failure, survival, and functional outcomes for patients treated with transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and compare these results with those from a cohort of patients treated with concurrent chemoradiation (CRT). 

A systematic review of transoral robotic surgery and radiotherapy for early oropharynx cancer: A systematic review

To demonstrate the comparative effectiveness of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) to intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for early T‐stage oropharyngeal cancer.

Cost‐effectiveness of transoral robotic surgery versus (chemo)radiotherapy for early T classification oropharyngeal carcinoma: A cost‐utility analysis

An economic evaluation comparing transoral robotic surgery (TORS) to (chemo)radiotherapy for the management of early T‐classification oropharyngeal cancer is presented.

Impact of human papillomavirus and smoking on survival outcomes after transoral robotic surgery

Oncologic outcomes of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma treated with transoral robotic surgery (TORS) based on human papillomavirus (HPV) and smoking risk factors are evaluated.

Transoral robotic surgery versus conventional surgery in treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract

The purpose of our work was to compare a group of patients undergoing transoral robotic surgery (TORS group) for squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract and a matched group of

Trimodality therapy for oropharyngeal cancer in the TORS era: Is there a cohort that may benefit?

With increasing adoption of transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer, more patients may receive trimodality therapy, and outcomes and toxicities in this cohort are investigated.

A prospective evaluation of short‐term dysphagia after transoral robotic surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx

Dysphagia in the perioperative period has been inadequately characterized and short‐term swallowing outcomes after TORS for OPSCC were characterized.

Reconstructive algorithm and classification system for transoral oropharyngeal defects

Transoral techniques for oropharyngeal tumors, such as transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and transoral laser microsurgery, require new reconstructive considerations.

Gastrostomy in the era of minimally invasive head and neck cancer surgery

This study defines the incidence of intra‐ and postoperative gastrostomy following robotic resection of advanced head and neck disease and seeks to clarify the relevance of GT after TORS.

One‐year swallowing outcomes following transoral laser microsurgery +/− adjuvant therapy versus primary chemoradiotherapy for advanced stage oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

  • J. O’HaraD. Goff J. Patterson
  • Medicine
    Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery
  • 2016
To assess the between‐group change in swallowing function from baseline to 12 months following treatment, for patients treated for resectable stage III and IVA oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

Functional and quality‐of‐life outcomes of transoral robotic surgery for carcinoma of unknown primary

To determine speech, eating, aesthetics, social disruption, and overall quality‐of‐life outcomes over a year period in patients who underwent transoral robotic surgery as part of carcinoma of unknown



Transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: A prospective study of feasibility and functional outcomes

To investigate the feasibility of transoral robotic surgery as a method of surgical treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for Base of Tongue Neoplasms

Objective: To develop a minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of base of tongue neoplasms using the optical and technical advantages of robotic surgical instrumentation.

Transoral robotic assisted free flap reconstruction

Surgical treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the base of tongue

The experience with primary surgery followed by postoperative radiation therapy (XRT) to determine the impact of the treatment protocols on outcome was reviewed.

Transoral Robotic Surgery Using a Carbon Dioxide Flexible Laser for Tumors of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

Objective: To determine the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of coupling transoral robotic technology with the flexible carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for various tumors of the oropharynx and

Robot-assisted surgery for upper aerodigestive tract neoplasms.

This clinical series demonstrates that robotic surgery is feasible and safe for the resection of select head and neck tumors and can be utilized successfully in patients with T1 to T4 lesions located in the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynX, and larynx with good preservation of swallow function.

Radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsillar region: a preferred alternative to surgery?

RT alone or combined with a planned neck dissection provides cure rates that are as good as those after surgery and is associated with a lower rate of severe complications.

Laser Surgery for the Treatment of Larynx Carcinomas: Indications, Techniques, and Preliminary Results

The authors believe that laser surgery may obviate the need for total laryngectomies in selected cases of larynx cancer, especially in T2 tumors, however, T3 tumors should not be treated by endolaryngeal laser surgery.

Functional Outcomes after Transoral Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer