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Transoral robotic surgery for huge spindle cell lipoma of the hypopharynx.

Authors
 Hyoung Shin Lee  ;  Myoung Ju Koh  ;  Eun Chang Choi  ;  Yoon Woo Koh 
Citation
 Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol.24(4) : 1278-1279, 2013 
Journal Title
 Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 
ISSN
 1049-2275 
Issue Date
2013
Abstract
Spindle cell lipoma is an uncommon histologic variant of lipoma, and reports at the larynx or hypopharynx are extremely rare. We present our experience with a 53-year-old man with a huge spindle cell lipoma of the pyriform sinus and tried to remove the tumor using a transoral robotic approach. The tumor was successfully removed with 3-dimensional visualization providing an excellent view of the resection margin and the dissection plane. Furthermore, geometric resection could be conducted in the narrow pharyngeal lumen and working space using the articulated robotic arms. We suggest that spindle cell lipoma should be considered for differential diagnosis in benign hypopharyngeal tumors and that transoral robotic surgery may be successfully used in huge benign tumors of the hypopharynx.
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/88143
DOI
10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182860361
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology (이비인후과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
고윤우(Kho, Yoon Woo) ; 최은창(Choi, Eun Chang)
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