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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2018 Mar-Apr;56(2):194-197.

Parapharyngeal space lipoma, resection under transmandibular approach

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]


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Lipoma is a benign entity with a poor incidence in craniofacial region. The most frequent tumors in the maxillo pharyngeal space are those that occur in the major and minor salivary glands, with a higher incidence of pleomorphic adenoma, also consider a benign entity. The transmandibular approach offers a great advantage in terms of visibility during the surgery. Achieving a lower morbidity, due to the fact that anatomic structures of anterior (prestyloid) and posterior (retrostyloid) compartments are involved. Our case report has important implications: clinical, pathologic and surgical, with a good prognosis for life and good for function at 2 year of postoperatively without any recurrence reported.


Lipoma; Pharinx; Neoplasms, Adipose Tissue; Pharyngeal Neoplasms

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