Criteria for trismus in head and neck oncology.

  title={Criteria for trismus in head and neck oncology.},
  author={Pieter Dijkstra and Paulien M. Huisman and Jan L. N. Roodenburg},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={35 4},
The aim of this study was to determine a functional cut-off point for trismus in head and neck oncology. In total, 89 patients (13 dentate, 30 partially dentate and 46 edentulous) treated for cancer of the oral cavity or oropharynx were asked whether they experienced a limited mouth opening. The mandibular function impairment questionnaire (MFIQ) was filled out and mouth opening was measured. The proportion correctly predicted (proportion true positives+proportion true negatives) was calculated… CONTINUE READING