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Neck and shoulder function in patients treated for oral malignancies: A 1-year prospective cohort study.
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PMID:  22972452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Neck and shoulder complaints can be a direct result of a neck dissection. METHODS: Maximal active lateral flexion of the neck, forward flexion and abduction of the shoulder, and self-perceived function were determined in 145 patients treated for oral cancer. RESULTS: No short-term influence of radiotherapy was found on measured range of motion and self-perceived neck and shoulder function (p > .05). One year after a bilateral neck dissection, patients showed deteriorated lateral flexion of the neck, whereas patients treated with a unilateral modified radical neck dissection still reported pain during neck movements. Maximal forward flexion of the shoulder recovered to the level of healthy controls, but maximal abduction was still reduced in all patients. CONCLUSIONS: Neck dissection, tumor site, and extensive reconstruction are related to deterioration of shoulder function shortly after intervention. Maximal active shoulder abduction was affected most. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2012.
Caroline M Speksnijder; Andries van der Bilt; Margot Slappendel; Anton de Wijer; Matthias A W Merkx; Ron Koole
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Special Dental Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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