Last updated on June 2018

Transoral Robotic Surgery in Treating Patients With Benign or Malignant Tumors of the Head and Neck


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You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage 0 Laryngeal Cancer | Stage IVA Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage III Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage III Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage II Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage 0 Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer | Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity | Stage IVB Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage IVA Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage I Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage IVA Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage IVC Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity | Stage IV Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx | Stage 0 Hypopharyngeal Cancer | Stage I Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx | Recurrent Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage IVB Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity | Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage IVB Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage III Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity | Stage IVB Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage IVA Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx | Stage IVB Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage IVC Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity | Malignant neoplasm of tongue | Stage II Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage IVC Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Recurrent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx | Recurrent Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage III Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx | Stage I Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx | Recurrent Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage II Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage IVC Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity | Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx | Stage IVC Verrucous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity | Stage II Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx | Stage IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lip and Oral Cavity | Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  • Age: Between 18 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient must present with indications for diagnostic or therapeutic approaches for benign and/or malignant diseases of the oral cavity or laryngopharynx (including the neoplastic lesions of the tongue, tongue base, retromolar trigone, tonsils, palate, posterior and lateral pharynx, glottic, supraglottic and subglottic larynx)
  • Patients must have adequate transoral exposure of the oral cavity and laryngopharynx for TORS instrumentation
  • Written informed consent and/or Consent waiver by institutional review board (IRB)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unexplained fever and/or untreated, active infection
  • Patient pregnancy
  • Previous head and neck surgery that would preclude transoral/robotic procedures. This is at the investigator's discretion. This is not an exclusion criterion for the non-surgical arm.
  • The presence of medical conditions contraindicating general anesthesia or transoral surgical approaches
  • Inability to grant informed consent
  • INTRAOPERATIVE EXCLUSION CRITERIA:
  • Inability to adequately visualize anatomy to perform the diagnostic or therapeutic surgical approach transorally

Recruitment Status: Open


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