Head And Neck Cancer

What is Head and Neck Cancer?
Head and neck cancer refers to a group of cancers that develop in the tissues of the head and neck region, including the mouth, throat, nasal cavity, sinuses, larynx (voice box), and salivary glands. These cancers can originate in the squamous cells lining the mucosal surfaces of the head and neck, and they can also develop in other types of cells such as glandular cells or melanocytes.

Common types of head and neck cancer include:-
Oral Cavity Cancer:
This type of cancer can occur in the lips, tongue, gums, inner lining of the cheeks, floor of the mouth, and roof of the mouth (palate).

Pharyngeal Cancer:
Pharyngeal cancer develops in the pharynx, which is the hollow tube behind the nose and mouth that leads to the esophagus. It includes cancer of the nasopharynx (upper part of the throat behind the nose), oropharynx (middle part of the throat), and hypopharynx (lower part of the throat).

Laryngeal Cancer:
Laryngeal cancer affects the larynx or voice box, which is located at the top of the windpipe (trachea). It includes cancer of the vocal cords and other structures within the larynx.

Nasal and Sinus Cancer:
These cancers develop in the nasal cavity (the space inside the nose) or the sinuses (air-filled cavities located in the bones of the face).

Salivary Gland Cancer:
Salivary gland cancer originates in the salivary glands, which produce saliva to moisten the mouth and aid in digestion.

 State-of-the-Art Surgical Techniques:
Our surgical team utilizes the latest advancements in surgical techniques and technology to treat head and neck cancer, including:

Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS):
TORS is a minimally invasive surgical approach that uses robotic-assisted technology to access and remove tumors located in the mouth and throat. This technique offers precise tumor removal with reduced trauma to surrounding healthy tissues, resulting in faster recovery and improved outcomes for patients.

Microvascular Reconstruction:
For patients requiring extensive surgical resection of head and neck tumors, microvascular reconstruction techniques may be employed to restore form and function. This involves transplanting healthy tissue, often from another part of the body, to reconstruct defects caused by tumor removal while preserving important structures such as blood vessels and nerves.

Laser Surgery:
Laser surgery may be used to remove small tumors or precancerous lesions located in the mouth, throat, or larynx. This technique allows for precise tumor removal while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues, resulting in faster healing and improved postoperative function.

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