Mastication and swallowing in patients with postirradiation xerostomia.

@article{Hamlet1997MasticationAS,
  title={Mastication and swallowing in patients with postirradiation xerostomia.},
  author={S L Hamlet and Jonathan Faull and Barbara E. K. Klein and Amr Aref and James Fontanesi and Robert Stachler and Falah Shamsa and Linda I. Jones and Matthew T.W. Simpson},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1997},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={
          789-96
        }
}
PURPOSE Very little objective data has been reported on mastication and swallowing in xerostomic patients, which would substantiate presumed causal relationships between xerostomia and patient complaints. The purpose was to elucidate which components of mastication and swallowing were abnormal, and most directly related to xerostomia, and which appeared unaffected. METHODS AND MATERIALS A retrospective analysis of timing events in mastication and swallowing was done using videofluoroscopic… CONTINUE READING
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