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Excision of tumors in the parapharyngeal space using an endoscopically assisted transoral approach: a case series and literature review.

J Int Med Res 2018 Dec 11:300060518816190. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

2 Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Objective: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides important information regarding tumors in the parapharyngeal space (PPS), revealing their origin, whether they are benign or malignant, and their relationships with surrounding structures.

Methods: Twelve tumors in the PPS were completely excised using an endoscopically assisted transoral approach (EATA). The MRI features were analyzed. Read More

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December 2018

Potential Anatomic Markers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Prepubertal Children.

J Clin Sleep Med 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Study Objectives: Adenotonsillar hypertrophy is the major cause of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in prepubertal children, but children without enlarged lymphoid tissues may still suffer from OSA. This study aimed to identify other potential anatomic features associated with childhood OSA.

Methods: This prospective study took place between January 2010 and April 2014. Read More

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November 2018
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Anatomic Landmarks in Transoral Oropharyngeal Surgery.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Otolaryngology Section, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol.

Introduction: Minimally invasive transoral surgery for oropharyngeal cancer is a challenge for head and neck surgeons because of the inside-out anatomic presentation and the confined workspace. This study was performed to describe the main neurovascular and muscular landmarks in a transoral approach. The authors propose an anatomic stratification for this surgery. Read More

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November 2018
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Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma of the parapharyngeal space.

J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Oct-Dec;14(6):1446-1448

Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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November 2018

Gas gangrene in the deep spaces of the head and neck visualized on computed tomography images.

Oral Radiol 2018 Jan 20;34(1):83-87. Epub 2017 Mar 20.

Department of Oral Radiology, Osaka Dental University, 1-5-17, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0008, Japan.

Cellulitis accompanied by gas gangrene is a rapidly-spreading and potentially fatal infection. Here, we present a case of gas gangrene in the deep spaces of the head and neck in an elderly woman, diagnosed by computed tomography (CT). An 86-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and osteoporosis was referred to our institute by her local dentist. Read More

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January 2018
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Primary parapharyngeal leiomyosarcoma: A case report.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Oct-Nov;97(10-11):E28-E31

Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Careggi University Hospital, Largo Brambilla, 3 - 50134 Florence, Italy.

Leiomyosarcoma is a rare malignant soft-tissue tumor whose cells resemble smooth-muscle tissue. It has been reported to arise in different areas of the head and neck region. Primary leiomyosarcoma of the parapharyngeal space, however, is extremely rare, as only 4 cases have been previously reported to date. Read More

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November 2018
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Nontraumatic Parapharyngeal Haematoma: A Rare Lesion.

Case Rep Otolaryngol 2018 24;2018:7340937. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Otolaryngology Medical Specialist, Department of Otolaryngology Hospital Pedro Hispano, Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos, EPE, Matosinhos, Portugal.

Nontraumatic haematoma of parapharyngeal space is very rare and may cause dysphagia and dyspnea. The authors present a case report of a 74-year-old woman with sudden nontraumatic neck swelling without dyspnea and with left pharyngeal bulging and endolaryngeal displacement. Parathyroid hormone elevation and imaging exams confirmed bleeding from a parathyroid adenoma. Read More

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October 2018

Deep neck infection in patients with and without human immunodeficiency virus: a comparison of clinical features, complications, and outcomes.

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Otolaryngology, Chiang Mai University Hospital, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand. Electronic address:

We retrospectively studied the clinical features, complications, and outcomes of deep neck infections in 31 adult patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (HIV group) and 192 patients without (non-HIV group). In the HIV group, the cause was more likely to be odontogenic (21 (68%) compared with 90 (47%); odds ratio (OR) 2.38; 95% CI 1. Read More

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November 2018
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Surgical Management of Parapharyngeal Space Tumours in a Single Tertiary Care Center.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Dec 13;70(4):531-537. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Department of ENT and Head Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751019 India.

Because of the inaccessibility and overcrowding of the vital neurovascular structures, management of the parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumour is always a challenge to the surgeons. Here we have discussed the clinical findings and management of the PPS tumours with special concern to the surgical approaches. It is a retrospective study containing 14 patients of PPS tumour from June 2015 to January 2018 in the department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery in a tertiary care referral hospital. Read More

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December 2018
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Pleomorphic adenoma of the head and neck in children: presentation and management.

Laryngoscope 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Objective: Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common benign salivary gland neoplasm in children. Recurrence and malignant transformation are concerns necessitating proper treatment. The goal of this research was to discuss the presentation, evaluation, and management of pediatric pleomorphic adenoma of the head and neck. Read More

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November 2018
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Lemierre's Syndrome.

Oman Med J 2018 Nov;33(6):523-526

Radiology Department, Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman.

Lemierre's syndrome is a rare, life-threatening condition, which may be fatal if not properly treated. This disease refers to thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, which is the result of bacterial sore throat infection (usually in the form of pharyngitis) that extends into the parapharyngeal space. However, it can result from other infective foci in the ear, nose, parotid glands, and paranasal sinuses. Read More

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November 2018
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Parapharyngeal Space Venous Malformation: An Imaging Mimic of Pleomorphic Adenoma.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

From the Departments of Radiology (C.M.T., G.P.F., J.M.H.)

Venous malformations in the parapharyngeal space are rare and may be challenging to diagnose with imaging secondary to multiple overlapping features with pleomorphic adenoma, which is much more commonly found in this region. While both lesions are T1 isointense and T2 hyperintense relative to skeletal muscle and demonstrate contrast enhancement, more uniform T2 hyperintensity and progressive contrast pooling on delayed postcontrast T1WI may allow the radiologist to include venous malformation in the differential diagnosis. This is important because it has the potential to alter management from surgical resection to observation. Read More

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November 2018
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[Deep neck space abscesses in children: 15 years of experience in a children's ENT referral unit].

An Pediatr (Barc) 2018 Nov 1. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Servicio de Otorrinolaringología, Hospital General Universitario de Alicante, Alicante, España.

Introduction: Deep neck space abscesses in infants are clinical entities of great importance due to their severity and possible complications. The aim of the study is to review our experience in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of deep neck space abscesses, and compare it with published literature.

Material And Methods: Retrospective study was carried out on all patients diagnosed and treated for deep neck space abscesses over a 15-year period (2002-2016), including an analysis of the demographic, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic characteristics. Read More

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November 2018
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Transoral Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Parapharyngeal Space Abscess.

J Emerg Med 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Background: Parapharyngeal space abscesses (PPSA) are deep-space neck infections that are associated with significant morbidity and, rarely, mortality if not promptly diagnosed and treated. The diagnosis is often difficult, as the clinical presentation can mimic peritonsillar abscesses (PTA). Transoral point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) may be a useful tool to help distinguish PTAs from other deep-space infections such as PPSAs. Read More

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October 2018
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Image-guided transnasal endoscopic fine needle aspiration or biopsy of parapharyngeal space tumours.

J Laryngol Otol 2018 Nov 1;132(11):1026-1028. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Otolaryngology,Royal Preston Hospital,UK.

Background: Parapharyngeal space biopsy is an important investigation in the management of parapharyngeal space tumours. These tumours are relatively rare and the surgeon is often faced with a wide range of differential diagnoses. There are several ways to access the parapharyngeal space, with varying degrees of associated morbidity. Read More

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November 2018
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Parapharyngeal Abscesses Caused by Group G Streptococcus.

Case Rep Otolaryngol 2018 27;2018:7307290. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Deep neck abscess is a life-threatening infection that causes laryngeal edema and upper airway occlusion. The predominant bacterial species involved in this disorder is group A streptococcus. Group G streptococcus (GGS) constitutes the normal commensal flora of the human upper airway. Read More

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September 2018
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[The advantage and disadvantage of transoral orbotic surgery for parapharyngeal tumors: a systemic review].

Authors:
B Xu Y Y Bao S H Zhou

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Oct;53(10):794-797

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, the First Affliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, China.

Parapharyngeal space tumors are rare. According to the size, location, relationship with the vascular nerves, benign and malignant tumors, different surgical approaches are used. This article reviews surgical techniques, indications, complications and current advantages and disadvantages of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for resection of parapharyngeal space tumors. Read More

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October 2018
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Parapharyngeal Space Tumor: Submandibular Approach Without Mandibulotomy.

J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2018 Dec 27;17(4):616-624. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, Av. San Fernando #22, Col. Sección XVI, Tlalpan, 14080 Mexico, D.F. Mexico.

Introduction: Among all head and neck tumors, only 0.5% occur in the parapharyngeal space and 80% are benign tumors. Surgery is the cornerstone of treatment. Read More

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December 2018
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Persistent cervical lymphadenitis in a patient with prior thyroid cancer attributed to Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Oct 21;2018. Epub 2018 Oct 21.

Medicine/Rheumatology, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey, USA.

We describe a 50-year-old woman with a history of thyroid cancer who presented with bilateral cervical and submandibular lymphadenopathy, low-grade fevers, and increasing fatigue. The patient underwent lymph node fine-needle aspiration, which showed no evidence of metastatic or lymphoproliferative disease. This procedure was complicated by a parapharyngeal abscess and cellulitis. Read More

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October 2018
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Styloglossus muscle: a critical landmark in head and neck oncology.

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2018 Dec 16;135(6):421-425. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of otolaryngology, school of medicine, Stanford University, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, 94305-5820 Palo Alto, CA, USA.

Goal: To document the role of the styloglossus muscle (SG) in head and neck oncology and at the time of surgical treatment and mandibular preservation surgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the lateral oropharynx (SCCLO).

Method: Based on a search conducted within the Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane databases, using the key words SG muscle, parapharyngeal space and oropharynx, the authors discuss the embryology, physiology, anatomy and radiology of this muscle as well as its role in the oncologic staging surgery of SCCLO.

Results: The most specific radiologic exam to evaluate the involvement of SG muscle in SCCLO is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More

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December 2018
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Cranial nerves VII and XII palsy after shoulder surgery.

Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med 2018 Oct 4. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Radiology department, Rodez general hospital, avenue de l'Hôpital, 12000 Rodez, France.

A 46-year-old man underwent a left shoulder surgery in the beach chair position with general anaesthesia and oro-tracheal intubation preceded by a left interscalenic block. Patient's head was attached to the headrest in a position of soft extension and moderate right rotation with adhesive tape surrounding his forehead and mandible. Surgery was marked by repeated vertical tractions on the left arm and by blood resorption of the arthroscopy's irrigation fluid, including epinephrine, which translated in a heart rate and arterial blood pressure rise. Read More

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October 2018
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[Analysis and surgical treatment of 72 cases of parapharyngeal space tumors].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Sep;32(17):1343-1347

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the First Hospital of Peking University,Beijing,100034,China.

To summarize and analyze the clinical features, diagnosis methods, surgical approaches and treatment outcomes of patients with parapharygeal space tumors.A retrospective review of 72 cases with parapharygeal space tumors treated from March 1994 to June 2017 was performed. The data on presentation, surgical approach, histological diagnosis and postoperative complications were reviewed. Read More

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September 2018
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[Adult parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal abscesses:clinical features and their implications for treatment strategy].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Sep;32(17):1304-1308

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Ningde Municipal Hospital affiliated of Fujian Medical University, Ningde Institute of Otolaryngology, Ningde, 352100, China.

To identify the clinical risk factors related to the increased likelihood of surgical drainage and medical therapy failure in parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal abscess. The charts of 93 consecutive patients from January 2006 to April 2017 with parapharyngeal and retropharyngeal abscess were reviewed retrospectively. Logistic regression analysis was used to study the clinical risk factors. Read More

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September 2018
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Rapidly Enlarging Parapharyngeal Mass.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Sep 27. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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September 2018

Left neck undifferentiated sarcoma with synchronous left kidney renal cell carcinoma.

Radiol Case Rep 2018 Oct 19;13(5):1087-1090. Epub 2018 May 19.

University of Texas Medical Branch 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas, 77555, USA.

Parapharyngeal space sarcomas are rare malignancies and most in the reported literature are synovial sarcomas. Here we present the case of a 27-year-old female with a painless, left-sided neck mass who underwent computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging evaluation which demonstrated a benign appearing mass that upon resection unexpectedly proved to be a high-grade undifferentiated sarcoma with rhabdoid features. Staging computed tomography revealed a synchronous renal cell carcinoma with clear cell and papillary features. Read More

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October 2018
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Recurrent extensive plunging ranula: A rare case.

J Family Community Med 2018 Sep-Dec;25(3):217-219

Department ENT, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Univeristy, College of Medicine, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Plunging ranula (PR) is a cystic mass presenting on the lateral side of the neck with or without a history of the usual presentation of an intraoral lesion. "PR" is recognized as an uncommon lesion that has been found predominantly in the third decade of life mostly in males. However, the exact prevalence of "PR" is not yet known. Read More

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September 2018

Volumetric Analysis of Endoscopic and Maxillary Swing Surgical Approaches for Nasopharyngectomy.

J Neurol Surg B Skull Base 2018 Oct 19;79(5):466-474. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

TECHNA Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) for nasopharyngectomy is an alternative to the maxillary swing approach (MSA) for selected recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPC). We compare the access between these approaches.  Three cadaver specimens were used to compare access volumes of the EEA and MSA. Read More

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October 2018

Surgical treatment results of parapharyngeal space tumors: a report of 22 cases.

Otolaryngol Pol 2018 May;72(4):9-16

Medical University of Warsaw Otolaryngology Depatment.

Introduction: Parapharyngeal space (PPS) is the anatomical area lateral to the upper pharynx and clinically important due to PPS tumors. They account for less than 1% of head and neck neoplasms. Both benign and malignant neoplasms may arise there and typical for this localization is diversity of histological origin. Read More

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May 2018
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Laryngopyocoele with contralateral laryngocoele: a rare cause of respiratory distress.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Sep 4;2018. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK.

We present the case of a 76-year-old patient who attended our emergency department with signs of sepsis and severe respiratory distress. She had stridor, type 1 respiratory failure and a left-sided neck swelling. On CT, it was initially misdiagnosed as parapharyngeal abscess. Read More

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September 2018
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Retropharyngeal vascular malformation removed using transoral robotic surgery-A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 9;51:71-73. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Aarhus University Hospital, DK-8200, Denmark.

Introduction: Although vascular lesions are relatively common in head and neck, they are rarely seen in the retropharyngeal space. Frequent symptoms include mass sensation, dysphagia, dyspnea, snoring, and oral bleeding.

Presentation Of Case: A 31-year-old male was referred from his general practitioner with mass sensation in the throat, increasing snoring, and changing resonance of his voice. Read More

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August 2018
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Basal cell adenoma in the parapharyngeal space resected via trans-oral approach aided by endoscopy: Case series and a review of the literature.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Aug;97(34):e11837

Department of Otolaryngology, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China.

Rationale: Basal cell adenoma (BCA) is a rare benign salivary gland tumor. It is difficult to be completely resected when arising in parapharyngeal space. A contemporary trend is to develop minimally invasive approaches on the premises of safety and complete resection. Read More

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August 2018
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Paediatric parapharyngeal ganglioneuroma.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Aug 20;2018. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Internal Medicine, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan, USA.

A 17-year-old man initially presented to his primary care physician with throat pain for 1 week and was started on amoxicillin. After four additional days of ongoing pain and difficulty swallowing with decreased oral intake, he presented to the emergency department. Exam showed fullness to the right posterior oropharynx and palpable mass in the right neck without stridor. Read More

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August 2018
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[Ectopic tissue of the thyroid gland and the parathyroid glands].

Pathologe 2018 Sep;39(5):379-389

Institut für Pathologie, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Hufelandstraße 55, 45147, Essen, Deutschland.

Ectopic thyroid tissue results from developmental defects of the early stages of thyroid embryogenesis, in which the median thyroid anlage descends from the floor of the mouth to its final pre-tracheal position. The most common sites of ectopic thyroid tissue are accordingly in the area of the floor of the mouth and in the course of the thyroglossal duct. Rare localizations are intrathoracic (mediastinal, cardiac, pulmonary) and sub-diaphragmatic (including the adrenals, liver, gall bladder, and gastrointestinal tract). Read More

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September 2018
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The anatomical relation of the extracranial internal carotid artery in the parapharyngeal space.

Adv Clin Exp Med 2018 Aug 7. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Jan Mikulicz-Radecki University Teaching Hospital, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.

Background: The proximity of the internal carotid artery to the pharyngeal wall poses a risk of injury during nasopharyngeal surgery.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the distances between the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) and the pharyngeal wall.

Material And Methods: Measurements were taken on certain levels of the pharynx using computed tomography angiography (angio-CT) scans of 97 patients. Read More

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A Slow-Growing Fibrous Parapharyngeal Mass.

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Oct;144(10):944-945

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor.

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October 2018
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Transcanal incision and drainage of a parapharyngeal abscess in a pediatric patient: A novel technique.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Sep 19;112:80-81. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, United States.

The disease of parapharyngeal abscess is well known to the otolaryngologist and is commonly managed via transoral, transcervical, or combined incision and drainage. We report a novel approach to an abscess that was drained through the external auditory canal (EAC). An otherwise healthy 2-year-old female presented with a 4-day history of fevers, decreased oral intake, neck stiffness, and voice changes. Read More

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September 2018
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[Two cases of parapharyngeal space tumor complicated with first bite syndrome].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jul;53(7):532-534

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu Medical College, Chengdu 610500, China.

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[Exploration of feasibility and safety of transoral robotic surgery in pharyngolaryngeal tumors].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jul;53(7):512-518

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100029, China.

To investigate the indication, feasibility, and safety of da Vinci robotic surgical system in pharyngolaryngeal tumor resection. Thirty patients were diagnosed with pharyngolaryngeal tumors and treated with a transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in Beijing Anzhen Hospital from June 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017. Inclusion criteria included lesions of the oropharynx (=13), parapharyngeal space (=7), larynx (=6) and hypopharynx (=4). Read More

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July 2018
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Endoscopic Transvestibular Transmandibular Approach for Trigeminal Schwannoma in Infratemporal Fossa and Parapharyngeal Space.

World Neurosurg 2018 Oct 18;118:172-176. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Department of Neurosurgery, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Electronic address:

Background: Schwannomas that involve the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve and localize exclusively in the parapharyngeal space (PPS) and infratemporal fossa (ITF) are extremely rare, and a surgical approach to treat such tumors has not been well established.

Case Description: We present our experience in the treatment of a giant trigeminal schwannoma with wide extension in the ITF and PPS using an endoscopic transvestibular transmandibular approach. The clinical and radiologic findings, preoperative planning, advantages of the surgical approach, and clinical outcome are discussed. Read More

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October 2018
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A Rare Case of Large Schwannoma of the Parapharyngeal Space.

Case Rep Otolaryngol 2018 12;2018:9870937. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Academy of Medicine, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Eiveniu 2, LT-50161 Kaunas, Lithuania.

Schwannoma originating from the peripheral nerves is a rare lesion of the parapharyngeal space. The special traits of the presented case included the following: the patient presented with slowly progressing dysphagia, speech difficulties, jaw numbness, and taste dysfunction. A dislocated lateral pharyngeal wall with mild inflammatory changes of the oropharyngeal mucosa was observed during pharyngoscopy. Read More

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June 2018
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Transoral and endoscope-assisted transoral approaches to resecting benign tumours of the parapharyngeal space located in the medial portion of the carotid sheaths and extending toward the skull base: our experience.

Authors:
Y Liu H-J Yu H-T Zhen

J Laryngol Otol 2018 Aug 12;132(8):748-752. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery,Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College,Huazhong University of Science and Technology,Wuhan,PR China.

Objective: Various surgical approaches have been described to remove tumours in the parapharyngeal space. This study investigated the feasibility of a transoral approach in the surgical management of parapharyngeal space benign tumours located in the medial portion of the carotid sheaths and extending toward the skull base.

Methods: Thirty-two patients were selected and underwent a transoral or an endoscope-assisted transoral approach in the surgical management of parapharyngeal space benign tumours located in the medial portion of the carotid sheaths. Read More

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August 2018
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Transoral robotic resection of a retropharyngeal parathyroid adenoma: a case report.

J Robot Surg 2018 Jul 9. Epub 2018 Jul 9.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) has become an increasingly popular option for early malignancies of the oropharynx. It offers superior visualization and has been proven to have acceptable functional and oncologic outcomes. Additionally, indications in head neck have expanded to manage tumors of the thyroid, neck, parapharyngeal space and salivary glands. Read More

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July 2018
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Early experience in endoscopic transoral resection for parapharyngeal space tumors.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Apr-May;97(4-5):E5-E9

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, PR China.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of the resection of parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors via an endoscopic transoral approach. We reviewed 9 patients who were diagnosed with PPS tumors and who were treated with an endoscopic transoral approach. PPS tumors ranging from 2. Read More

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November 2018
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Chronic atypical first bite syndrome and primary squamous cell carcinoma of the parotid.

Head Neck 2018 Aug 21;40(8):E82-E86. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Background: First bite syndrome is a well-recognized complication of parapharyngeal space surgery. There are no reported cases of protracted first bite syndrome and subsequent diagnosis of a primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the parotid.

Methods: We present the case of a 73-year-old man with no surgical history and 9 years of first bite syndrome who was ultimately diagnosed with a primary SCC of the parotid. Read More

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August 2018
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Robotic Head and Neck Surgery: History, Technical Evolution and the Future.

ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 2018 20;80(3-4):117-124. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom.

The first application of robotic technology in surgery was described in 1985 when a robot was used to define the trajectory for a stereotactic brain biopsy. Following its successful application in a variety of surgical operations, the da Vinci® robot, the most widely used surgical robot at present, made its clinical debut in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery in 2005 when the first transoral robotic surgery (TORS) resections of base of tongue neoplasms were reported. Subsequently, the indications for TORS rapidly expanded, and they now include tumours of the oropharynx, hypopharynx, parapharyngeal space, and supraglottic larynx, as well as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Read More

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June 2018
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[Analysis of the diagnosis and treatment of Castleman disease originating in the head and neck].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jun;32(11):860-864

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University.

To improve diagnosis and treatment of Castleman' s disease (CD) originating in the head and neck.Of 15 cases of Castleman' s disease originating in the head and neck, 8 cases occurred in the right side of the neck, 6 cases in the left side, and 1 case in both sides. Eleven cases were focal type CD (UCD), and 4 cases were multi-center type CD (MCD). Read More

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Parapharyngeal space lipoma, resection under transmandibular approach

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2018 Mar-Apr;56(2):194-197

Lipoma is a benign entity with a poor incidence in craniofacial region. The most frequent tumors in the maxillo pharyngeal space are those that occur in the major and minor salivary glands, with a higher incidence of pleomorphic adenoma, also consider a benign entity. The transmandibular approach offers a great advantage in terms of visibility during the surgery. Read More

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November 2018
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[Solitary fibrous tumor in parapharyngeal space: a case report].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jun;53(6):462-464

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, First Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun 130021, China.

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Glottic neurogenic tumor: A highly uncommon site for schwannomas.

J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Apr-Jun;14(3):687-689

Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Schwannomas are benign encapsulated neurogenic tumors, arising from Schwann cells embedded in neurilemal sheath as multinucleated syncytial network. Head and neck schwannomas account for 25%-45% of all schwannomas, majority developing in parapharyngeal space. Laryngeal schwannoma in itself is a rarity, and a glottic origin further complicates its diagnosis. Read More

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November 2018
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[Endoscopic transoral resection the tumors of the higher position in parapharyngeal space: a retrospective case-control study].

Authors:
Z Yang X H Chen

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2017 Aug;31(15):1187-1190

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100730, China.

To analysis the indication and security of the endoscopic resection of transoarl and pterygoid process approach of neoplasms in elevatus parapharyngeal space.A retrospective case-control study were carried out in 22 patients with parapharyngeal space tumors.In the observation group (11 patients), tumors were endoscopic resected by transoral and pterygoid process approach. Read More

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