Parapharygeal Space Tumours—Surgical Approach and Role of Tumour Markers


Both benign and malignant tumors may arise from any of the structures contained within the parapharyngeal space. Parapharyngeal space is difficult to reach and formidable area to approach by any surgeon. Due to its deep placement and approximation to vital structures, not only is tumour involving this space a difficult task to manage for the surgeon, but even its diagnosis may elude the doctor. Even the battery of clinical, biochemical or radiological tests diagnosis remains a difficult objective. We aim to provide an adjunct mode of aiding the diagnosis in the form of tumour markers. Though tumour markers alone are not sufficient, with the help of other tests, the diagnosis can be reached in a fairly accurate measure.

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P. Singhal, R. Mehta, S. Agrawal, D. Singh and P. Mishra, "Parapharygeal Space Tumours—Surgical Approach and Role of Tumour Markers," International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2014, pp. 42-45. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.31009.

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