Document Type : Case reports


1 Department of ENT and Head and Neck surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India.

2 Department of ENT and Head and Neck surgery, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, Indi

3 Department of Pathology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India.


Parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors are rare and excised most commonly via the transcervicalapproach. A female patient presented with a left side neck swelling of size 5cm x 4cm, progressivelyincreasing in size. Radiologically a well-defined soft tissue intensity mass lesion in left parapharyngeal space (PPS) was noted suggesting paraganglioma (Schwannoma). Resection of the tumorwith robotic assistance via the retro-auricular approach was planned and resected. The roboticassistance resection of PPS mass via retro-auricular tunnel has the advantages of lessening theextent of dissection and better instrument access eliminating blind dissection.


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