The emergence of endoscopic head and neck surgery.

Research paper by Floyd Christopher FC Holsinger, Alexander D AD Sweeney, Kitti K Jantharapattana, Ahmed A Salem, Randal S RS Weber, Woong Youn WY Chung, Carol M CM Lewis, David G DG Grant

Indexed on: 29 Apr '10Published on: 29 Apr '10Published in: Current Oncology Reports


Endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques represent a natural evolution for the discipline of head and neck surgery. Endoscopic head and neck surgery (eHNS) encompasses transoral laser microsurgery, transoral robotic surgery, as well as video-assisted and robotic surgery of the neck and thyroid. In the next 5 years, with robotic surgery and laser technology as a common platform, we foresee the development and widespread use of eHNS procedures, via transoral and transaxillary approaches.