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Dental Implications of Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) in the Management of Head and Neck Cancer

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Shir Lynn Tan, Jenna Trainor


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© 2022 George Warman Publications. All rights reserved. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is increasingly being used in the UK as an alternative to other treatment modalities for the management of head and neck cancer. This article describes key features of the robotic system, and discusses risks of peri-operative dental complications that can arise as a result of introducing large robotic instruments into the confined space of the oral cavity. It also explores potential solutions and the role of dentists in reducing the risks of inadvertent hard and soft tissue injuries occurring during the procedure. CPD/Clinical Relevance: A basic understanding of current surgical treatment modalities and their dental implications is important for GDPs.

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Author(s): Tan SL, Warner L, Trainor J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Dental Update

Year: 2022

Volume: 49

Issue: 6

Pages: 491-493

Online publication date: 14/06/2022

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

ISSN (print): 0305-5000

ISSN (electronic): 2515-589X

Publisher: George Warman Publications


DOI: 10.12968/denu.2022.49.6.491


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