Bogdan Popescu1,2, Irina Doinița Oașă1, Claudiu Curcă1, Elena M Arjoca1, Denisa M. Mitran1, Roxana G. Androne1, Șerban VG. Berteșteanu1,2, Răzvan V. Scăunașu2,3, Alina LA. Oancea1,2
1Colţea Clinical Hospital, The ENT Department, Bucharest, Romania
2Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
3Colţea Clinical Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania
Oral and pharyngeal cancer are currently on an ascending slope in terms of incidence, mainly due to alcohol and tobacco consumption. In terms of risk factors, certain subtypes of HPV have been associated with an increased incidence of oral cancer.
Despite the knowledge of the methods of oral cancer prevention, screening is less efficient in some areas where medical services are unavailable or patients are not educated on the topic. This trans-oral robotic derived approach was introduced by M.M. Fernandez in 2014 as an alternative to the classical approach of the malignant tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx and hypopharynx. In some selected cases, partial laryngectomy is an indication for using this technique.
The aim of this paper is to present some early considerations on this technique with indications, complications, advantages and disadvantages.