B, Surgical defect following a limited lateral pharyngectomy
in the same patient.
Comparing patients who had complete pharyngectomy
to those who had a partial or limited pharyngectomy
, there was no significant difference in major fistulas.
2] laser surgery; MND = modified neck dissection; ELR = endoscopic laser resection; RND = radical neck dissection; HT = hemithyroidectomy; STL = simple total laryngectomy; Bx = biopsy; PP = partial pharyngectomy
Five months after her resection, a typical in situ and invasive squamous carcinoma of the ipsilateral tonsil was found, for which a pharyngectomy
and partial mandibulectomy were done.
Similarly, a loss of motor function after a total or subtotal pharyngectomy
or palatectomy must also be addressed.
He told me of a pharyngectomy
operation he had devised to excise the denervated mucosa.
The surgeon performed a bilateral neck dissection, subtotal glossectomy, total laryngectomy, and partial pharyngectomy
One surgical option is subtotal laryngectomy and/or partial pharyngectomy
, which offers several advantages: a precise delineation of the tumor, accurate margin assessment, optimal neck management, and the maintenance of adequate airway and swallowing functions (although the resultant voice quality is usually poor).