Purpose: To perform a systematic review of studies evaluating Trans-oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) in the treat-ment of parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors. Methods: A comprehensive electronic search was performed in PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases for appropriate published studies. The last search was conducted on November 9, 2019. Results: Twenty-two studies were included for the systematic review which analyzed a total of 113 patients (median age 53.5, IQR 41.5-58.1). The most common PPS tumor treated with TORS was the pleomorphic adenoma (n = 66; 58.4%). All tumors were successfully resected. The median tumor size was 4.8 cm (n = 73; IQR 3.8-5.4). Combined transcervical (TORS-TC) and transparotid (TORS-TP) approaches were used in 13 (11.5%) and 5 (4.4%) patients, respectively. Capsule disruption was noted in 11 cases (14.5%), while tumor fragmentation was observed in 7 patients (10.3%). The median time of hospitalization was 3 days (n = 79; IQR 2-4.1). Oral diet was possible from the day after surgery in the majority of patients (n = 34, 68%). The most common complication was dysphagia (n = 5, 4.5%). Conclusions: This systematic review confirms the safety and feasibility of TORS in the treatment of PPS lesions. Given the low quality of included studies, further evidence is needed in order to establish clinical guidelines.
|Titolo:||Trans-oral robotic surgery in the management of parapharyngeal space tumors: A systematic review|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|