Transoral robotic surgical procedure in Eagle’s syndrome: our expertise on 4 sufferers.
Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2017 Dec;37(6):454-457
Authors: Kim DH, Lee YH, Cha D, Kim SH
Eagle’s syndrome is characterised by focal ache within the tonsillar fossa on extensive mouth opening or head rotation and varied accompanying signs. Whereas the syndrome is troublesome to diagnose, shortening the styloid course of through a transoral or transcervical surgical strategy has been proven to be the simplest therapy. The intention of this text was to doc our expertise with a transoral robotic strategy to deal with Eagle’s syndrome and to current the outcomes of 4 sufferers. We reviewed the circumstances of 4 sufferers with Eagle’s syndrome who underwent transoral robotic surgical procedure (TORS). The typical age of sufferers was 53.75 years, and there have been equal numbers of men and women. The styloid processes had been reconstructed in 3D from the preoperative CT scans and had been measured as a median of four.18 cm (vary Three.Three-5.1). The imply set-up time and operation instances had been lower than 10 minutes and 30 minutes, respectively. All sufferers had been utterly relieved of signs, and had been capable of restart an oral food plan on post-operative day 1. No affected person suffered intraoperative or postoperative complication, together with cranial nerve harm, haemorrhage, or deep neck an infection. In our expertise, transoral excision of the styloid course of through a robotic strategy might be thought of as a possible therapy choice for Eagle’s syndrome.
PMID: 29327731 [PubMed – in process]