Functional Organ Preservation Surgery in Head and Neck Cancer: Transoral Robotic Surgery and Beyond

Conclusions In the span of a very short time—less than a decade—robotic head and neck surgery has transformed the management of the head and neck cancer, and it seems clear that the future of treatment for these cancers lies in a multimodal approach in which TORS is likely to play an important role. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that the current indications for TORS are limited and long-term data on the safety and oncological outcomes are needed to better understand the true role of TORS in treatment of head and neck cancer. Nonetheless, the emergence of ever more advanced robotic instruments is expected to further expand the indications for and use of TORS to optimize oncological outcomes while preserving organ function and patient quality of life. Author Contributions The author confirms being the sole contributor of this work and has approved it for publication. Conflict of Interest Statement The author declares that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. References 1. Yeh DH, Tam S, Fung K, MacNeil SD, Yoo J, Winquist E, et al. Transoral robotic surgery vs. radiotherapy for management of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma—A systematic review of the literature. Eur J Surg Oncol. (2015) 41:1603–14. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2015.09.007 PubMed Abstract | CrossRef Full Text | Google Scholar 2. Hay A, Nixon IJ. Recent ...
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