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Factors associated with long-term dysphagia after definitive radiotherapy for locally advanced head-and-neck cancer.
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The addition of concurrent chemotherapy to RT for locally advanced head-and-neck cancer resulted in increased long-term dysphagia, and early intervention using swallowing exercises, avoidance of nothing-by-mouth periods, and the use of intensity-modulated RT to reduce the dose to the uninvolved swallowing structures should be explored further. Expand
Pretreatment, Preoperative Swallowing Exercises May Improve Dysphagia Quality of Life
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This study evaluated the utility of pretreatment swallowing exercises in improving post‐treatment swallowing quality of life (QOL) in patients with dysphagia. Expand
Pretreatment Swallowing Exercises Improve Swallow Function After Chemoradiation
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This study evaluates the effect of pretreatment swallowing exercises on posttreatment swallow function as measured by videofluoroscopy in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Expand
Robot-assisted surgery for upper aerodigestive tract neoplasms.
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This clinical series demonstrates that robotic surgery is feasible and safe for the resection of select head and neck tumors and can be utilized successfully in patients with T1 to T4 lesions located in the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynX, and larynx with good preservation of swallow function. Expand
Functional Outcomes after Transoral Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer
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Transoral robotic surgery provides an emerging alternative for selected primary and salvage head and neck tumors with low morbidity and acceptable functional outcomes and patients with advanced T stage, laryngeal or oropharyngeaal site, and preoperative enterogastric feeding may be at increased risk of enterogASTric feeding and poor swallowing outcomes. Expand
Salvage surgery for recurrent cancers of the oropharynx: comparing TORS with standard open surgical approaches.
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This study demonstrates that TORS offers an alternative surgical approach to recurrent tumors of the oropharynx with acceptable oncologic outcomes and better functional outcomes than traditional open surgical approaches. Expand
Patient-perceived and objective functional outcomes following transoral robotic surgery for early oropharyngeal carcinoma.
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After TORS-assisted resection of T1 and T2 oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas, approximately one-third of patients will experience a sustained decrease in perceived swallowing function, however, ongoing improvement of swallowing function over time is likely even after 12 months. Expand
Incidence and Outcomes of Stricture Formation Postlaryngectomy
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Patients at a tertiary care center who underwent a total laryngectomy between 2003 and 2009 were evaluated in a retrospective manner, and rates of stricture formation were the same in patients undergoing salvage compared to primary total laryngectomy. Expand
Transoral robotic-assisted surgery for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: one- and 2-year survival analysis.
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Results of Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed that the 2-year recurrence-free survival rate for the cohort was 86.5%. Expand
Management of the N0 neck in recurrent laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma
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To evaluate the utility of neck dissections in patients undergoing salvage laryngectomy with a clinically negative neck, a large number of patients have had neck dissection surgery. Expand
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