SAN DIEGO—Head and neck surgery often involves finesse and preference, and techniques developed by a surgeon over time can be valuable to others if they’re shared. In that spirit, a panel of experts offered their insights and tips on a few common surgical procedures at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
“There are tons of unmeasured variation, how we all do things differently,” said panel moderator Alexander Langerman, MD. “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could get a sense of how everybody’s doing everything so we have a bunch of tools in our box?”
The panel offered advice on glossectomy, tonsillectomy and neck dissection, and parotidectomy.