Objective Assessment of Swallowing Function After Definitive Concurrent (Chemo)radiotherapy in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

  title={Objective Assessment of Swallowing Function After Definitive Concurrent (Chemo)radiotherapy in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer},
  author={Jaiprakash Agarwal and Vijay Palwe and Debnarayan Dutta and Tejpal Gupta and Sarbani Ghosh Laskar and Ashwini Narsingrao Budrukkar and V Sreenivasa Murthy and Pankaj P. Chaturvedi and Prathamesh S Pai and Devendra Arvind Chaukar and Anil K. D’cruz and Suyash S Kulkarni and Aniruddha Kulkarni and Gurmit K Baccher and Shyam Kishore Shrivastava},
The aim of this study was to objectively assess swallowing function and factors impacting it after curative intent definitive (chemo)radiotherapy (CRT) for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Swallowing function was studied in a cohort of 47 patients with locoregionally advanced (T1–4, N0–3) HNSCC treated with definitive CRT. Objective assessment of swallowing function was done using modified barium swallow (MBS) at baseline (pre-CRT) and subsequent follow-ups. Scoring of MBS was… CONTINUE READING
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