Successful surgical treatment of a solitary parapharyngeal metastasis from thyroid cancer, using the mandibular swing-transcervical approach: Report of a case
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A 72-year-old man presented with a right parapharyngeal mass, 4 cm in diameter, which was subsequently diagnosed as a metastasis originating from papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland. The parapharyngeal tumor was successfully removed by the mandibular swing-transcervical approach with pharyngeal reconstruction, performed using a buccal mucosal island flap based on the facial artery. His postoperative course was uneventful, and the preoperative clinical symptoms such as dysphagia and head-aches completely resolved after surgery.
Key Wordsparapharyngeal metastasis papillary carcinoma thyroid cancer mandibular swing buccal flap
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