Transoral Robotic Assisted Radical Tonsillectomy

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Author: James Phillips
Specialties: Otolaryngology
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Contributors: Jeffery Scott Magnuson (University of Central Florida)

1) Purpose: The patient had a history of biopsy proven squamous cell carcinoma of the right palatine tonsil and elected for surgical resection as a primary treatment.

2) Instruments: The DaVinci surgical robot was used with the Maryland dissector and a monopolar cautery on the arms. The FK retractor was used to suspend the patient and gain exposure.

3) Landmarks: The right palatine tonsil is resected along with a cuff of pharyngeal musculature.

4) Procedure: In sequence, the initial incision on the anterior tonsillar pillar, the exposure of the parapharyngeal space, the removal of the specimen, and the final defect are shown.

5) Conflicts of interest: for JSM: Intuitive Surgical: Instructor/Proctor, Honoraria; Lumenis: Consultant, Honoraria; Medrobotics: Member Strategic Advisory Panel, Honoraria.

6) References: Chung, T. K., Rosenthal, E. L., Magnuson, J. S. and Carroll, W. R. (2014), Transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal and tongue cancer in the United States. The Laryngoscope.








Preoperative Workup

Anatomy and Landmarks



Disclosure of Conflicts



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