What are the clinical parameters of parapharyngeal space masses, and do they have an effect on surgical approach?
Explore this issue:June 2015
Background: Lesions of the parapharyngeal space account for 0.5% to 1% of all head and neck masses. They are normally confined to treatment within a tertiary referral center due to their histological diversity and complex surrounding anatomy. So far, cumulative literature on this topic is limited to single-center case reports or case series.
Study design: Systematic review of literature on 1,252 lesions, published over the past 25 years (1988–2014); authors include their own experience of 41 cases.