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Swallowing disorders during and after radiochemotherapy for head and neck cancer: a review

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Department of Speech Language pathology, Swallowing Clinic, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

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Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut, University Hospitals Leuven, UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven

B-ENT 2008; 4: Supplement 41-46
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Swallowing disorders during and after radiochemotherapy for head and neck cancer: a review. Radiochemotherapy is gaining popularity as organ preservation treatment for patients with advanced head and neck cancer. This article reviews the literature currently available about the side-effects of this treatment regime, and more specifically about swallowing physiology and feeding.

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