[Clinical treatment and diagnosis of parapharyngeal space neoplasms (analysis of 62 cases)].

Lin chuang er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology, head, and neck surgery

PubMedID: 17634020

Ba L, Liang C, Liu YF. [Clinical treatment and diagnosis of parapharyngeal space neoplasms (analysis of 62 cases)]. Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2007;21(9):394-5.
OBJECTIVE
To investigate the diagnosis and treatment of parapharyngeal space neoplasms which are rarely seen clinically and close related to the anatomy of parapharyngeal space.

METHOD
A retrospective review was carried out on 62 patients with parapharyngeal space neoplasms removal from January 1995 to December 2005.

RESULT
Neurogenic neoplasms were the most common tumors of the parapharyngeal space neoplasms, which constituted about 49 percent of all cases. All patients were treated successfully except 2 patients who suffered from tumor recurrence and received reoperation.

CONCLUSION
Clinical manifestations of parapharyngeal space neoplasms were complicated and pathological types of which were diversified. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were essential for diagnosis of parapharyngeal space neoplasms. The presurgical planning was decided on the position and the pathological type of the neoplasms.