Buccal mucosal cancer patient who failed to recover taste acuity after partial oral cavity irradiation.

@article{Saito2002BuccalMC,
  title={Buccal mucosal cancer patient who failed to recover taste acuity after partial oral cavity irradiation.},
  author={Tsutomu Saito and Masahiko Miyake and Jiro Kawamori and Shoko Fukushima and Satoru Furuhashi and Takashi Yoshinobu and Motoichiro Takahashi and Yoshiaki Tanaka},
  journal={Radiation medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={257-60}
}
PURPOSE We report a patient who suffered from prolonged loss of taste acuity after partial oral cavity irradiation. METHODS The electric taste threshold (ETT) of each point in the oral cavity was measured with an electric gustometer to evaluate quantitative local taste acuity. A subjective total taste acuity (STTA) scale was used to evaluate subjective total taste acuity. CASE A 61-year-old male patient with right buccal mucosal cancer underwent radiation therapy more than 11 years ago, and… CONTINUE READING