Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Pharynx: cyst - resection

Synonym(s): Subepiglottic cyst removal Oropharyngeal cyst removal

Contributor(s): Stephen Adams, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Pharyngeal cysts   Pharynx: dorsopharyngeal cyst - endoscopy   are generally subepiglottic in position but occasionally embryologic remnants occur in the dorsal pharynx.
  • Removal of cysts can be undertaken by a laryngotomy approach   Larynx: ventral laryngotomy  , orally or nasally.

Uses

  • Removal of subepiglottic cysts.
  • Removal of dorsal pharyngeal cysts.

Advantages

  • Oral approach techniques are minimally invasive with little post-operative care or hemorrhage.
  • Nasal approach for dorsal pharyngeal cysts can be undertaken with standing sedation.

Disadvantages

  • Need for general anesthesia (GA).
  • Risk of post-operative cicatrix formation.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Generally fair.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Robertson J T (2007) Surgical treatment of developmental cysts of the pharynx, larynx and the cervical region of the horse. Equine Vet Educ 19 (3), 137-138 VetMedResource.


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