Information About Cancer Specialists Procedures
Salivary gland tumors are rare but can develop in one of the three major glands in the head that help protect the mouth and throat from infection.
Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in the pituitary gland, which produces and controls the balance of certain hormones in the body.
Neck tumor is often the result of malignant tumors that have spread from some other areas of the body and can be treated with surgical excision.
Ear tumors includes any abnormal growth in the visible outer ear, such as skin tumors in the middle or inner ear that can affect hearing.
Throat tumor includes cancerous cells in the larynx (voice box) and hypopharynx (gullet) that can affect a patient’s ability to breathe and swallow.
A mandibulectomy is a surgery to remove tumors and growths in the lower jawbone as a treatment for mandibular cancer that may include reconstruction.
A maxillectomy is a surgery to excise palatomaxillary tumor from the upper mouth and jaw (maxilla) with or without reconstructive options.
Nose tumor includes abnormal, malignant growths and tumors in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that may be treated with sinonasal surgery.
Orbital tumor includes tumors and abnormal cells in the bone, muscles, blood vessels, and other tissues connected to and surrounding the eyeball.
If the parathyroid gland is infected with cancer, a full or partial parathyroidectomy surgery can remove the tumor and the affected tissue.
Pharynx cancer, commonly known as throat cancer, may be treated with a pharyngectomy surgery to remove the infected tissue along with reconstruction.
Skin tumors on the face, neck, or scalp should be evaluated and may need to be surgically removed to prevent spread to other areas.
Tumors and lesions in the skull base may be removed with advanced cancer surgery at the Head & Neck Cancer Center of Texas in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Temporal bone cancer is a tumor or abnormal growth that has developed or spread into the lower section of the skull and can be treated with surgery.
Tumor in the thyroid gland can be treated with a total or partial thyroidectomy (surgery on the thyroid) either with or without reconstruction.
A total or partial glossectomy is used to surgically remove the cancerous areas of the tongue along with reconstruction to improve function.
A pharyngectomy removes the tonsils and any nearby affected areas in the back of the mouth and throat to treat tonsil (oropharyngeal) cancer.