for Benign Head and Neck Conditions
are many benign conditions of the head and neck that may
require surgery, most common are cysts, benign tumours.
and advanced infections of the inner ear.
can develop next to important blood vessels and nerves,
they therefore need very delicate surgery. The
head and neck area contains more complex
anatomy than the rest of the human body
can occur almost anywhere in the head and neck, they do not contain
malignant or cancerous cells and do not spread to other
areas in the same way that malignant tumours may do.
However if they are not treated properly they can grow and lead to other
damage. Normal treatment is surgical removal of the
Certain tumours, though benign, may require further
treatment with nuclear medicine or chemotherapy.
best treatment for a benign tumour may sometimes be to
keep it under observation, since surgery is only
required if the tumour is causing infection or deformity
or interfering with functionality.
tumours do not usually grow back after being removed and
usually do not need further treatment.
surgery, often further guided by real-time 3D
radiological images, allowing smaller incisions, a very
high degree of surgical accuracy and a better cosmetic