A modified surgical approach for parapharyngeal space tumours: use of the inverted ‘L’ osteotomy
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AbstractRemoval of tumours from the parapharyngeal space is often difficult because of limited surgical access. Mandibulotomy has proved useful for improving access but may cause damage to the inferior dental and lingual nerves. Use of the inverted ‘L’ osteotomy provides excellent access avoiding damage to the nerves and the technique is illustrated with three surgical cases.

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