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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


PAMPIN MARTINEZ, Marta María et al. Combined endoscopic and open approach for a salivary gland carcinoma at the pterygoid region. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2021, vol.43, n.1, pp.40-43.  Epub Apr 19, 2021. ISSN 2173-9161.

Tumours located in the pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossae are challenging to access, which may comprise oncological results. Both open and endoscopic approaches have been used in the literature, each showing advantages and disadvantages over the other. We report a technical note in a case of a malignant tumor in the pterygopalatine fossae which was excised combining an open transmaxillary approach and an endoscopic transnasal approach. We believe that a combined approach offers more security in the oncological resection, minimizing the aggressivity of the open approach through the endoscopic assistance.

Keywords : Combined approach; pterygopalatine fossa; intraoperative navigation; endoscopic approach.

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