Tumors in the head and neck region occur due to uncontrolled cell division. Surgery is considered the preferred treatment for a tumor limited to the head and neck. If the tumor spreads to other organs, the surgery is combined with other treatments."Head & Neck"
Partial pharyngotomy involves the removal of some parts of the pharynx, and total pharyngotomy involves the removal of the complete pharynx. It is usually performed to treat throat cancer. Patients with total pharyngotomy lose their ability to speak.
The benefits include reduced risk of complications, a high cure rate, and improved cosmetic outcomes due to small incisions.