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Our experiences with parapharyngeal space tumors and systematic review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23120617     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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OBJECTIVES: To find out the geographical distribution, age, sex, mode of presentation, diagnostic modalities, surgical approaches, postoperative complications, follow-up and histopathology of parapharyngeal space tumors (PFT) through world wide web search (WWWS) and PFT of our series.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of all PFT seen and treated in S.R.N Hospital, Allahabad between 1990 and 2006 was done. A systematic review of the literature was done through WWWS.
RESULTS: PFT were commonest in the Asian zone. Incidence was highest in the 3rd and 4th decade. Oropharyngeal (100%) and cervical (91.6%) swelling were the commonest presentation. MRI is better than CT scan in evaluating fat plane. Transcervical approach was the commonest. In our series, benign tumors (83.4%) were common, constituting 50% of neurogenic and 16.6% of salivary gland origin.
CONCLUSION: PFT were more prevalent in the Asian zone. Neurogenic tumors were commonest in our study which contradicts the WWWS of having maximum PFT of salivary gland in origin.
Authors:
Mangal Singh; S C Gupta; Alok Singla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India     Volume:  61     ISSN:  2231-3796     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-02     Completed Date:  2012-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, M.L.N. Medical College, Allahabad, U.P., India.
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