Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 1

Suprahyoid Pharyngotomy - A Safe and Complete Approach for Management of Oropharyngeal, Hypopharyngeal and Supraglottic Benign Lesions

R Indudharan1 and Ciju K George2*

1Consultant ENT Head Neck Surgeon, Mother Hospital Thrissur, Kerala, India 2Specialist Head and Neck Surgical Oncology , Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India

*Corresponding Author: Ciju K George, Specialist Head and Neck Surgical Oncology , Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India.

Received: November 25, 2021; Published: December 22, 2021

Abstract

Introduction: Oro-hypopharyngeal and supraglottic lesions constitute large bulk of diseases producing dysphasia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and respiratory distress. The diverse lesion in this region constitutes lingual tonsils, lingual thyroid, dermoid, vascular malformations, vallecular cyst, laryngocoele and pharyngocoele. Majority of them are benign and is managed trans orally. As this approach has multiple limitations of positioning, exposure and field limitations, many of the surgical management become incomplete tending to recurrence. The oro-hypopharyngeal and supraglottic edema leads to severe morbidity in post-operative period. Bleeding manifestations are also difficult to control. The senior author manages the situation through a suprahyoid pharyngotomy approach. We describe five cases managed by this approach in pediatric and adult population with complete surgical removal and limited morbidity.

Methods and Materials: Five patients, who presented to our department with oro-hypopharyngeal/laryngeal lesions, are included in this report.

 

Keywords: Suprahyoid Pharyngotomy; Oropharyngeal; Hypopharyngeal

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Citation

Citation: R Indudharan and Ciju K George. “Suprahyoid Pharyngotomy - A Safe and Complete Approach for Management of Oropharyngeal, Hypopharyngeal and Supraglottic Benign Lesions". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.1 (2022): 43-47.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 R Indudharan and Ciju K George. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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