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Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 260–267 | Cite as

Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)—Inside Out Anatomy and Exposure of the Operating Field

  • Linda X. Yin
  • Eric J. Moore
  • Kathryn M. Van AbelEmail author
Robotic Surgery in Otolaryngology (E Moore, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Robotic Surgery in Otolaryngology

Abstract

Purpose of Review

To optimize operating field exposure and improve understanding of surgical anatomy from the “inside out” perspective for transoral robotic surgery (TORS).

Recent Findings

In the last decade, TORS has become a common surgical technique for the management of early stage oropharyngeal cancers. Recent anatomic studies have focused on understanding the landmarks specific to each oropharynx subsite from the “inside out” perspective of a transoral surgeon.

Summary

Technical, anatomic, and oncologic factors should be considered pre-operatively to optimize surgical set-up, as exposure and access are the first steps to successful transoral surgery. Developing an understanding of the relationships between important transoral anatomic landmarks from the “inside out” perspective is critical for any surgeon performing a transoral surgical approach.

Keywords

Transoral robotic surgery Inside out anatomy Oropharyngeal cancer Surgical anatomy Transoral anatomy Base of tongue 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda X. Yin
    • 1
  • Eric J. Moore
    • 1
  • Kathryn M. Van Abel
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyMayo Clinic RochesterRochesterUSA

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