Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for Treatment of Tongue-Base Angioleiomyoma

Einav G Levin*, Gideon Bachar and Uri Alkan

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Rabin Medical Center, Israel

*Correspondance to: Einav G Levin 

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Angioleiomyoma is a benign vascular neoplasm that rarely occurs in the head and neck, particularly the oropharynx. This report aimed to highlight a rare case of tongue-base angioleiomyoma excised by TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS). A rare case report of angioleiomyoma of the tongue base in a 72-year-old man who presented with hoarseness, muffled voice and stridor. Preoperative endovascular embolization was performed owing to the high vascularity of the lesion, followed by TORS using the da Vinci Robotic System. The tumor was excised completely with minimal complications. There were no signs of local recurrence during the follow-up period. Tonguebase angioleiomyoma poses treatment challenges owing to its vascularity and difficult location. We suggest that the appropriate treatment of tongue-base angioleiomyoma should consist of embolization and tracheostomy, followed by TORS excision. To our knowledge, this is the first use of robotic minimal invasive technique for excision of angioleiomyoma in this location.


Angioleiomyoma; Tongue base; Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS)


TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) for Treatment of Tongue-Base Angioleiomyoma. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1354.

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