Title:
Functional outcomes after transoral robotic surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx
Authors:
S. Van der Vorst , V. Prasad 1,2, M. Remacle , V. Bachy and G. Lawson 1
Institutions:
1Université catholique de Louvain, CHU Dinant-Godinne, Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Yvoir, Belgium; Ng 2 Teng Fong Hospital, 1 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore; Alexandra Hospital, 378 Alexandra road, Singapore
Keywords:
Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma; transoral robotic surgery; oncologic outcomes; swallowing outcomes
Pages:
15 - 19
Abstract:
Functional outcomes after transoral robotic surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx. Over the past decade, the development of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) brought a new opportunity in the treatment of early T-stage oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The objective of this study is to review the functional outcomes after TORS. Indeed, dysphagia is among the most commonly cited functional impairments in OPSCC survivors treated by surgeries with an open approach or conventional radiotherapy. We performed a review of the literature and analysed functional outcomes after TORS. Althought the technique is very recent, early functional and oncologic outcome data are promising and the major studies analysing these parameters support that TORS is feasible and safe as well as oncologically and functionally efficacious.
Issue:
Suppl. 24, 2015


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Functional outcomes after transoral robotic surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx