Enteral feeding tubes in patients undergoing definitive chemoradiation therapy for head-and-neck cancer: a critical review.

@article{Koyfman2012EnteralFT,
  title={Enteral feeding tubes in patients undergoing definitive chemoradiation therapy for head-and-neck cancer: a critical review.},
  author={Shlomo A. Koyfman and David Adelstein},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={581-9}
}
Definitive chemoradiation therapy has evolved as the preferred organ preservation strategy in the treatment of locally advanced head-and-neck cancer (LA-HNC). Dry mouth and dysphagia are among the most common and most debilitating treatment-related toxicities that frequently necessitate the placement of enteral feeding tubes (FT) in these patients to help them meet their nutritional requirements. The use of either a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube or a nasogastric tube, the choice of… CONTINUE READING
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