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Transoral (transvestibular-paramandibular) endoscopic approach for benign tumours in the infratemporal fossa
  1. Jorge Torres-Gaya1,
  2. Miguel Puche-Torres1,2,
  3. Mariano Marqués-Mateo1,3 and
  4. Francisco Javier García Callejo4
  1. 1 Maxillofacial Department, Hospital Clinico Universitario, Valencia, Spain
  2. 2 Surgery Department, INCLIVA, Universitat de Valencia Facultat de Medicina i Odontologia, Valencia, Spain
  3. 3 Surgery Department, Universitat de Valencia Facultat de Medicina i Odontologia, Valencia, Spain
  4. 4 Otorhinolaryngology, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jorge Torres-Gaya, jorgetorresgaya{at}


We describe a minimally invasive transoral approach to the infratemporal fossa, by means of endoscopy, which facilitates examination and resection of lesions in this area. Furthermore, we outline the technique employed and a case treated with this approach, which permits a rapid access with very low patient morbidity, due to the use of endoscopy and of transoral access, instead of traditional transfacial approaches.

  • head and neck surgery
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • cranial nerves

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  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Contributors All authors reviewed the literature of the previous surgery and discussed as a multidisciplinary committee the best possible approach to resect the lesion. Likewise, everybody was involved in the surgery procedure. MPT is the main surgeon. JTG and MMM provided surgical assistance. FJGC contributed with expertise providing guidance with endoscopy. Follow-up was carried out by MPT. JTG, MPT and MMM reviewed the literature for the writing of the manuscript. JTG wrote the manuscript, with supervision of MPT, MMM and FJGC.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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