Title:
Swallowing disorders during and after radiochemotherapy for head and neck cancer: a review
Authors:
A. Goeleven*, S. Nuyts** and P. Dirix**
Institutions:
*Department of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery, Swallowing Clinic, University Hospitals Leuven, UZ St Rafael, Leuven; **Department of Radiation Oncology, Leuvens Kanker Instituut, University Hospitals Leuven, UZ Gasthuisberg, Leuven
Keywords:
Swallowing; radiochemotherapy; head and neck cancer; dysphagia
Pages:
41 - 46
Abstract:
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.
Issue:
Suppl. 10, 2008


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