Whole Body Check Male - II
Case1: Parapharyngeal Space Tumor
A young patient presented with a tumor around his pharynx (the passage that leads from the cavities of the nose to voice box and food pipe). The surgery is usually done through a cut in the neck. The patient was specifically concerned about the scar and damage to his facial nerve which can have devastating consequences like facial disfigurement. With the help of the DA VINCI robotic system, the incision in the neck was avoided and tumor was removed completely through his mouth with no resulting scars or nerve damage.