Curative Surgery for Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma via the Infratemporal Fossa Approach

Jae Young Choi, Won Sang Lee
2005 Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  
Objective: To determine the proper indications (and thus define good candidates) for the infratemporal fossa approach (ITFA) in the treatment of recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Design: Retrospective analysis of 11 consecutive patients who had recurrent NPC after radiation therapy failure and were treated with curative surgery via the ITFA approach from July 1, 1993, to November 20, 1999. The mean follow-up was 32.5 months (range, 9-56 months). Setting: Academic tertiary referral
more » ... . Results: Patients who had a recurrent tumor confined to the Rosenmü ller fossa (rT1; n = 3) or extending to the parapharynx (rT2; n=3) maintained a clear surgical mar-
doi:10.1001/archotol.131.3.213 pmid:15781760 fatcat:gzkgh4f555ehzb2oarehvk4kae