Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for Benign Pharyngeal Lesions

Jason Y.K. Chan, Jeremy D. Richmon

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Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) offers a minimally invasive approach to the pharynx with a magnified 3-dimensional view, wristed instruments with 7 degrees of freedom, and tremor filtration. TORS affords an excellent approach to benign lesions of the pharynx. This article is grouped into subsites of the nasopharynx, oropharynx, and hypopharynx, addressing patient setup, surgical technique, and postoperative management of each subsite. Although TORS has been described primarily for resection of malignant lesions of the pharynx, the setup, exposure, and anatomy described herein are identical for benign lesions, the difference being the magnitude of resection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-413
Number of pages7
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Benign
  • Hypopharynx
  • Minimally invasive
  • Nasopharynx
  • Oropharynx
  • Robot
  • TORS
  • Transoral robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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