Factors predictive of severity of osteoradionecrosis of the mandible.

  title={Factors predictive of severity of osteoradionecrosis of the mandible.},
  author={Shamit Chopra and Dev P. Kamdar and Ozlem E Tulunay Ugur and George L. Chen and Brian Peshek and Mark T Marunick and Harold Kim and Ho-sheng Lin and J. Kenneth Jacobs},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={33 11},
BACKGROUND An analysis of risk factors predictive of severe mandibular osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is needed to aid prophylaxis and management of this condition. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 46 patients diagnosed between June 2002 and March 2009: 93% had mandibular ORN, which was staged 0 to III (Store and Boysen). Patient, tumor, treatment-related, and other variables were analyzed for association with mandibular ORN severity. RESULTS Oral or oropharyngeal tumors comprised 85% of our… CONTINUE READING