Oral complications of radiotherapy in the head and neck.

  title={Oral complications of radiotherapy in the head and neck.},
  author={Bruno Correia Jham and Addah Regina da Silva Freire},
  journal={Brazilian journal of otorhinolaryngology},
  volume={72 5},
UNLABELLED Radiotherapy is a treatment modality largely used for head and neck malignancies. However, high doses of radiation in large areas, including the oral cavity, maxilla, mandible and salivary glands may result in several undesired reactions. Mucositis, candidosis, disgeusia, radiation caries, osteoradionecrosis, soft tissue necrosis and xerostomia are some of radiotherapys complications. AIM The aim of this study is to briefly review the side effects that may be seen in the oral… CONTINUE READING