About this Research Topic
The introduction of Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) in 2009 represented a major step forward in the treatment of Head and Neck cancers. In fact, compared to open surgery, TORS allows to obtain optimal and overlap results in terms of oncological radicality with better functional results. These advantages make TORS, where it can be used, the preferable therapeutic choice compared to other surgeries (Transoral Laser Microsurgery or open surgery) or medical therapy (chemoradiotherapy). Its use is even more important and incisive when compared to the progressive increase in the number of head and neck malignancies in the world. However, despite the many advantages of the TORS, one of its limitations is the high risk of post-operative complications (i.e. post-operative bleeding).
In view of the recent introduction of TORS and its advantages, many aspects can be studied and new frontiers can be overcome to define a wider field of action and an increasingly valid and effective surgery in the treatment of carcinomas of the oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx. In fact, to date, these carcinomas are increasingly widespread in the world population and increasing attention is paid to the quality of life of these patients as well as obviously oncological radicality.
We welcome Review or Original Research manuscripts that explore, but are not limited to, the following list of themes:
1. Dawn and History of Transoral Robotic Surgery in Head and Neck cancer
2. Current and news applications of Transoral Robotic Surgery for oropharyngeal cancer
3. Current and news applications of Transoral Robotic Surgery for hypopharyngeal cancer
4. Current and news applications of Transoral Robotic Surgery for laryngeal cancer
5. Perioperative safety and outcomes in terms of cost / bless ratio, timing of hospitalization, timing of surgery and incidence of complications
6. Learning curve for Transoral Robotic Surgery in Head and Neck cancer
7. Transoral Robotic Surgery vs Open Surgery in Head and Neck cancer: functional outcomes
8. Comparison between Transoral Robotic Surgery and Open Surgery for neck dissection
9. Timing of neck dissection (concurrent o staged) Transoral Robotic Surgery in patients with Head and Neck cancer
10. Future of Transoral Robotic Surgery in Head and Neck cancer
Keywords: Transoral Robotic Surgery, oropharyngeal cancer, hypopharyngeal cancer, larynx cancer, head and neck cancer surgery
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