JOURNAL OF SHANDONG UNIVERSITY (OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY) ›› 2014, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (5): 85-90.doi: 10.6040/j.issn.1673-3770.0.2014.159

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Diagnosis and treatment of parapharyngeal space neoplasms

HU Juan-juan, HONG Yu-ming   

  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, the Second Clinical Medical College, Fujian Medical University, Quanzhou 362000, Fujian, China
  • Received:2014-05-12 Published:2014-10-16

Abstract: Anatomy of parapharyneal space is very complicated. Many types of parapharyngeal space neoplasms can occur, and all of them demonstrate different clinical manifestations. Therefore, it is more difficult to diagnose and treat the parapharyngeal space neoplasms than other head and neck neoplasms. Common diagnostics methods include bimanual examination, imaging studies, cytopathology, transoral and transcervical biopsy. All these methods can help doctor determine the nature and blood supply of tumors and understand the relationship between neoplasms and adjacent structure, which provide a reliable basis for the ensuing treatment. This paper aims to state the diagnosis and treatment of parapharyngeal space neoplasms, especially how to select surgical procedures.

Key words: Diagnosis, Treatment, Parapharyngeal space, Head and neck tumours

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  • R762
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