Radiation induced Dysphagia in head and neck cancers-assessment and managementAbstract
Disease and treatment-related swallowing dysfunction are quite common in head and neck malignancies. Though the use of high-end technology like Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) has led to a reduction in morbidity still, the issue of tolerability comes whenever a higher dose of radiation is used for tumor control.
The goal of this review is to emphasize the need for documentation of pretreatment swallowing functions and look into the prospects to improve swallowing function, thence quality of life after radiotherapy by studying factors leading to this impairment. We also looked into the benefit of physiotherapy exercises to increase the capacity of muscles.
Shailley A Sehgal, Yashpal Verma, Ashok K Chauhan
Dr Shailley Senior Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak(India)-124001
29 May, 2019
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10 October, 2019