Effect of preoperative immunonutrition on complications after salvage surgery in head and neck cancer

@inproceedings{Mueller2019EffectOP,
  title={Effect of preoperative immunonutrition on complications after salvage surgery in head and neck cancer},
  author={Simon Andreas Mueller and Catherine Mayer and Beat Bojaxhiu and Carla Aeberhard and Philipp Schuetz and Zeno Stanga and Roland Giger},
  booktitle={Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery},
  year={2019}
}
  • Simon Andreas Mueller, Catherine Mayer, +4 authors Roland Giger
  • Published in Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery 2019
  • DOI:10.1186/s40463-019-0345-8
BackgroundPatients undergoing salvage surgery for recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma are at high risk of postoperative complications due to the adverse effects of radiotherapy on wound healing. Malnutrition is an additional risk factor and we tested the hypothesis that preoperative administration of immunonutrition would decrease complications in this high risk population.MethodsThis single armed study with historical control included consecutive patients undergoing salvage surgery… CONTINUE READING

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