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Aspiration risk and postoperative radiation for head and neck cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19160104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the study was to assess the aspiration risk following postoperative radiation for head and neck cancer. Thirty-seven patients had Modified Barium Swallow before and following treatment. Dysphagia severity was graded from 1 to 7. Before treatment there were sixteen grade 1, seventeen grade 2, three grade 3 and one grade 5. Following postoperative radiation, two patients had grade 1, eleven patients had grade 2, thirteen patients had grade 3, four patients had grade 4, four patients had grade 5, one patients had grade 6, and two patients had grade 7. Nineteen percent (7/37) of the patients developed aspiration (grade 5-7). Aspiration is life-threatening and may develop for all tumor sites and stages.
Nam P Nguyen; Cheryl Frank; Candace C Moltz; Carrie Millar; Herbert J Smith; Suresh Dutta; Alan Alfieri; Howard Lee; Paul Vos; Ulf Karlsson; Ly M Nguyen; Sabah Sallah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer investigation     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1532-4192     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer Invest.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-04     Completed Date:  2009-02-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307154     Medline TA:  Cancer Invest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85724-5081, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic / radiotherapy*,  surgery
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / radiotherapy*,  surgery
Deglutition Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology*
Head and Neck Neoplasms / radiotherapy*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Staging
Postoperative Complications
Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
Respiratory Aspiration / diagnosis,  etiology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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