A total of 31 cases that underwent transoral approach parapharyngeal space
tumor resection between January 2010 and December 2016 were collected.
An untreated or improperly treated peritonsillar infection can evolve into a parapharyngeal space
abscess, or cause sepsis, airway obstruction, carotid pseudoaneurysm, and even death.
Case Presentation: We describe three patients with metastatic RCC to the head and neck with the involvement of the parapharyngeal space
, the level V region of the neck, and the maxillary sinus.
Neck CT of the patient revealed parotid region abscess with involvement of medial pterygoid muscle and parapharyngeal space
on the left site (Figure 3).
Curnis et al., "Parapharyngeal space
lesions syncope-syndrome a newly proposed reflexogenic cardiovascular syndrome," European Heart Journal, vol.
A woman in her 60s presented with a recurrent lymph node metastasis in the right parapharyngeal space
from a papillary thyroid carcinoma (Figure 1(a)).
Thus, compelling the surgeon to resort to the traditional open approaches to address tumors occupying the parapharyngeal space
. These approaches were associated with high morbidity, blood loss, and scarring .
The 16 chapters in this volume detail robotic surgical procedures for diseases affecting the oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, parapharyngeal space
, thyroid, neck, and skull base, as well as for sleep apnea.
Specific surgical sites are also discussed, including approaches to malignancies of the oropharynx, larynx, hypopharynx, parapharyngeal space
, thyroid, neck, and skull base.
The removal of deep lobe parotid tumours from the parapharyngeal space
is often difficult because of limited surgical access and the critical vascular and neurological structures nearby.
Here we are presenting a case of 9 year old child with lipoma of left parapharyngeal space
extending into the neck mimicking cystic Hygroma on presentation.
Ten tumors originated from the superficial lobe, and one tumor involving both the superficial and deep lobes also extended to the parapharyngeal space
(Figures 2a and 2b).