Transoral robotic surgery using an image guidance system

Shaun C. Desai, Chih Kwang Sung, Eric M. Genden

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Objectives: To describe a novel technique using the image guidance system for transoral robotic surgery of the pharyngeal and parapharyngeal spaces. Study Design: Case series presentation. Methods: Three cases of oropharyngeal and pharyngeal space lesions are reviewed for presentation, workup, and original management. Results: Final pathology of a vascular malformation, an acinic cell adenocarcinoma, and a squamous cell carcinoma were located and minimally invasively removed by a transoral robotic approach with the aid of image guidance. No complications or recurrences were observed on an average of 7 month follow-up. Conclusions: Transoral robotic surgery using an image guidance system seems safe and effective in assisting dissection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2003-2005
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Da Vinci
  • Endoscopic
  • Image guidance system
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Robotic
  • Stereotactic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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